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, river, China
Wei (wā), river, c.450 mi (720 km) long, rising in SE Gansu prov. and flowing E through Gansu and Shaanxi provs. to the Huang He. Its wide, alluvial valley was the site of some of the earliest centers of Chinese civilization (such as the Chou dynasty, 1027–256 B.C.) and is now the agricultural and population center of Shaanxi prov. Cotton, wheat, millet, and fruits are extensively grown.
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a kingdom in ancient China. It was formed in 403 B.C. when three noble clans, the Wei, Chao, and Han, divided the kingdom of Ching among themselves. The Wei kingdom was located in the southwestern part of the modern province of Shansi and the northern and eastern parts of the modern province of Honan. In 225 B.C, Wei was conquered by the kingdom of Ch’in.

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(1) See Windows Experience Index.

(2) (wei) The smallest fraction of coins in the Ethereum digital currency system. One wei is one quintillionth of an Ether. The wei is similar to the Satoshi in the Bitcoin system. See Ethereum and Bitcoin.

Unit    Quantity of Wei

   Kwei    1,000
   Mwei    1,000,000
   Gwei    1,000,000,000
   Twei    1,000,000,000,000
   Pwey    1,000,000,000,000,000
   Ether   1,000,000,000,000,000,000
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"I had been talking to our CEO recently and let him know that it was time for me to make a change and [I] felt Kandice was ready," Weis wrote in a message to Arkansas Business.
In her opening chapter, "Encountering Rachel Carson," Weis observes that Merton's reading of Silent Spring is of the same order as his famous epiphany in 1958 when, in Louisville's business district (on one of his earlier and rarer forays from the abbey), he has a sudden, cosmic realization that he is "intimately connected" to all other human beings.
Hannah calls forth from her mother qualities and capacities that Weis might otherwise never have known she possessed, including a capacity for unconditional love, for living in the moment, and for advocating with boldness and confidence on behalf of her daughter and other people with special needs.
Steve Greer, pastor of Christian Valley Baptist Church in the North Lawndale neighborhood, said Weis has a tough job in building a better relationship with the black community.
Each company has to consider its own operations and decide how to best approach the switch, says Weis. One strategy to prepare for a switch is to run the old and new system parallel before completely switching over.
Noted as "the best of Weis and Hickman," the tales include two of Weis's favorite stories, "The Silken Threads" and "True Knight," written in honor of two close friends and featuring the noble Brother Michael and the honorable Lady Nikol.
Since 1999, Weis and his colleagues with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta and other government agencies have X-rayed the lungs of 6,668 people who had lived in Libby for at least 6 months before 1991, by which time vermiculite mining had ceased there.
Weis, whose posh Inn on the Blue Horizon is the most expensive hotel in Vieques (rates average around $200 a night), says it's premature to worry about a tourist glut.
by RENE WEIS. (The Oxford Shakespeare) Oxford: Clarendon Press.