Stans


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Stans

a town in central Switzerland, capital of Nidwalden demicanton, 11 km (7 miles) southeast of Lucerne: tourist centre. Pop.: 6983 (2000)
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"Sure!--it stan's so on the record, which makes it true an' legal.
Macey, with a sarcastic smile, tapping his thumbs together, "he's no call to lay any bet--let him go and stan' by himself--there's nobody
'Weel, then!' said the Yorkshireman, striking the table heavily with his fist, 'what I say's this--Dang my boans and boddy, if I stan' this ony longer.
Just as the battlefield artifacts provided a physical link to Stan's ancestral ground, he started collecting primitive farm tools as a remembrance of relatives, neighbors and friends.
That is where we are headed, with ESSO, Aramco, and Standard Oil to be supplanted by Russo, Iranco, and the five Stan Brothers: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Turkmenistan.