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Open Rabat (Morocco)
Rabat (Morocco)

Capital and industrial port of Morocco , on the Atlantic coast, 177 km/110 mi west of Fès; population (2004) 1,622,900 (Rabat-Salé urban area). It is

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name for herbivorous mammals of the family Leporidae, which also includes the hare and the pika . Rabbits and hares have large front teeth, short

Rabelais, François (1494-1553)

1483 or 1494-1553 French monk, physician and satirist Rabelais was born in or near the town of Chinon in the Loire Valley, where his father was an

Open Rabies

Viral disease of the brain and central nervous system that can afflict all mammals. The rabies virus belongs to the lyssavirus group of viruses.

Rabin, Yitzhak (1922 - 1995)

( yĭtskhäk' räbēn' ), 1922–95, Israeli general and statesman, b. Jerusalem, the first native-born prime minister of Israel (1974–77, 1992–95). His

Rabuka, Sitiveni (1948 - )

Fijian soldier and politician, prime minister 1992–99. When the April 1987 elections produced a new left-of-centre government, headed by Timoci


nocturnal New World mammal of the genus Procyon. The common raccoon of North America, Procyon lotor, also called coon, is found from S Canada to South


A historical means of social classification and differentiation that attempts to essentialize political and cultural differences by linking physical

Open Race relations
Race relations

Racial awareness and tensions have a long history in the United States. Race relations have been potentially tense ever since whites dispossessed,

Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873 - 1943)

Russian composer, conductor, and pianist. After the 1917 Revolution he emigrated to the USA. His music is melodious and emotional and includes operas,