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(vēs), Gr. Issa, Ital. Lissa, island, 35 sq mi (91 sq km), Croatia, off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic. A popular resort, its chief industries are fishing, citrus farming, and wine making. Its chief town, also named Vis, is a picturesque village on the north coast. Ancient Issa was a Greek colony from the 4th cent. B.C. and later prospered under the Romans. From 996 to 1797 it was a Venetian possession, and in the Napoleonic Wars (1803–15) it changed hands among the Austrians, the French, and the British. From the Congress of Vienna (1815) until 1918 the island belonged to Hungary. Two important naval battles occurred off Vis: in 1811, the British won a victory over the French, and in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 the Austrians under Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff thoroughly defeated the Italian fleet. There are many ancient remains on the island, notably Roman baths, mosaic pavements, and several old Roman Catholic and Orthodox Eastern churches.
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an island in the Adriatic Sea, in the group of Dalmatian Islands, belonging to Yugoslavia. Area, 90.3 sq km; population, about 7,000 (1961). The island is composed of chalky limestones. Its relief is a strongly karsted plateau reaching 587 m in altitude in the west. The average January temperature is about 19° C and that of July is 24° C. Precipitation is about 560 mm a year. Vis is covered with evergreen oak forests and shrubs. There is viticulture and sea fishing. The town of Vis is in the north.

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vis, vice, vise

A spiral staircase generally of stone, whose steps wind around a central shaft or newel; a screw stair.
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'We look forward to welcoming the BEI Zhaolong Hotel - the very first Joie de Vivre property announced by Hyatt in Asia Pacific after the successful acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality last November,' said Stephen Ho, president of Greater China, global operations.
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"My children tell me that when they cough in the classroom without covering their mouths, their teacher scolds them and asks where their savoir vivre is, so they are pretty psyched to be here today," Zoghbi added.
L'auteur de La Pyramide des souffrances s'est donne pour tache dexaminer run des romans d'Emile Zola le plus neglige, La Joie de vivre, histoire d'une famille dont la souffrance sert de force motrice dans un petit village au bord de la mer.
Reserve quoique doue d'une volonte d'airain, le futur prince ne lundi dans le sixieme mois de l'annee du Serpent "ne doit pas vivre pres de l'eau" s'il desire une vie conjugale sereine, estime Au Chung-tak, maEtre de feng shui, l'art divinatoire chinois, exercant a Hong Kong.
Le directeur l'Agence islamique de Secours a Darfour-El Geneina a dit dans un point de presse que les projets de demobilisation et de reinsertion ont ete realises par un financement de la mission de l'ONU et de l'Union africaine (MINUAD) indiquant que ces projets ciblent 400 jeunes hommes et femmes qui ont ete formes sur les moyens de vivre et de la production dans le domaine agricole , la production animale et les petits projets, tels que (cafeterias, laveries des vehicules, generateurs d'electricite,epluchage des grains).
Group Captain Dominic Toriati, the Station Commander at Odiham, said: "Flight Lieutenant Fran Capps was an exceptionally dedicated Royal Air Force officer and logistician who was well known throughout the service for her remarkable commitment, her joie de vivre and utter professionalism."
The winners were: | Customer Service of the Year award, sponsored by St David's - M&Co | High Street Store of the Year award, sponsored by NC - Lush | Department Store of the Year award, sponsored by Vibe - Howells, House of Fraser | Independent of the Year award, sponsored by Cardiff council - Halcyon Daze | Refreshment Stop of the Year award, sponsored by Capital FM - Barkers Coffee Shop | Manager of the Year award, sponsored by Redrow Homes - Suzannah Grourk, of Coast | Shop I Can't Live Without, sponsored by Media Wales - Joie De Vivre.
It's true that not a lot happens, but the musical's sheer joie de vivre, and the strength of its three leads, make up for plot deficiencies.
Racing Post Ratings Simon Turner Jeu De Vivre (5.55 Yarmouth) Lightly raced and best effort to date when doing some good late work in slightly better race at Beverley last time.
L'ouvrage est divise en six chapitres: vivre a la ville, vivre en societe, vivre au quotidien, vivre en securite, s'instruire et se cultiver, vivre sous surveillance.
The Torchwood actress gave her backing to independent shops in Cardiff's historic arcades as she officially opened eclectic boutique Joie de Vivre.