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Vis (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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(1) (Voice Information Service) A variety of voice processing service applications.

(2) (Visible Image Size) The actual viewing area on a CRT. In the late 1990s, the CRT industry had an honesty attack and began to provide the actual viewing size along with the overall designation (14", 15", 17" etc.) which had always been slightly exaggerated. See viewable image.
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Joye said judges he's spoken with in South Carolina are willing to consider trying a form of voir dire in their courtrooms if attorneys agree to it, and the decision is ultimately at the discretion of each judge.
Voir aussi Martha Jackman, [beaucoup moins que]One Step
(18) Voir notamment Jackman, [beaucoup moins que]Welfare
Another metaphor frequently used in voir dire, "behind the eight ball," (33) holds a spectrum of meanings, depending on how one chooses to interpret it.
Voir aussi Roch, supra note 6 a la p 23; A-T Desquiron, Traite du domicile et de l'absence, Paris, H Nicolle, 1812 a la p 145; Talandier, supra note 6 a la p 2.
En attente d'une visite du president egyptien [beaucoup moins que] J'aimerais surtout voir le president egyptien visiter la Guinee Equatoriale, pour donner cette note de confiance entre les deux pays, ce qui rassure les hommes d'affaires a investir dans notre de pays[beaucoup plus grand que], a insiste l'ambassadeur equato-guineen.
While the primary purpose of voir dire is the selection of a fair and impartial panel, the experienced trial advocate recognizes another goal.
(14) Principle 11 states that "[c]ourts should ensure that the process used to empanel jurors effectively serves the goal of assembling a fair and impartial jury." (15) In subsections 3 and 4 of Paragraph B under that principle, the ABA reaffirms the necessity of voir dire as an information-gathering proceeding:
The court held, inter alia, that the trial judge had not abused his discretion by limiting the plaintiffs' voir dire.
En effet, comme Isabelle Leroy-Jay Lemaistre le montre dans son essai (voir plus loin, "Beau comme l'antique, vrai comme la nature"), tout a cette epoque semble militer pour que l'antique predomine: depuis son instauration comme la reference absolue meme dans l'enseignement dispense a l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, puis a la villa Medicis, jusqu'au choix du materiau, c'est-a-dire du marbre, dont la blancheur et le poli font partie integrante du discours neo-classique, mais dont le travail de la taille est le plus long.