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maraca

a percussion instrument, usually one of a pair, consisting of a gourd or plastic shell filled with dried seeds, pebbles, etc. It is used chiefly in Latin American music
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As we analysed only two samples, this study can hardly be seen as representative for tourmaline from Maraca. The alluvial deposit could contain gem rough originating from various sources, and it would not be surprising for Cu-bearing tourmaline to be included among the production of stones from this new locality that is relatively close to Mavuco.
O objetivo desta investigacao e definir as geometrias de elementos estruturais que mostram evidencia de inversao tectonica positiva no nivel das formacoes Maraca e Apon (Cretaceo Meio-Inferior), no bloco "VIII", parte central da Bacia de Maracaibo, Venezuela, com o fim de clarificar a arquitetura geologica do substrato.
Maraca (feminine) is a noun in apposition taken from the type locality of Maraca cabocla ("Maraca").
Anne Patterson, co-ordinator of Gas-Free Coventry, plans to contact Bez to tell him his maracas will be pointing in the right direction when he takes the stage at Godiva.
Maraca is the nickname of Orlando Valle, an extraordinary flautist and inspirational bandleader.
One of the most commonly made instruments in the world, even predating the drum, is the "maraca," more generally called a rattle.
On screen prompts - like those used by dance versions of Wii games - prompt the player to shake, pose, or wave your virtual maraca and pick up points along the way.
Other highlights included "Maraca Madness," performed by Jackeline Rago, and "Lamban Bali."