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Logan, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Logan, Mount, 19,551 ft (5,959 m) high, in Kluane National Park, extreme SW Yukon, Canada, just E of Alaska; highest mountain in Canada and second highest in North America. One of the…

Garnier, Charles

(Encyclopedia) Garnier, Charles (Saint Charles Garnier)shärl gärnyā´, 1606–49, French missionary in North America, one of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1624…

Ibarbourou, Juana de

(Encyclopedia) Ibarbourou, Juana de hwä´nä dā ēbärbo͞o´ro͞o, 1895–1979, Uruguayan poet also called Juana de América. One of the most popular poets of Spanish America, she caused a sensation with the…

Magellan, Strait of

(Encyclopedia) Magellan, Strait of, c.330 mi (530 km) long and 21⁄2 to 15 mi (4–24 km) wide, separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands south of the continent. Except for a few…

Santander

(Encyclopedia) Santander, city (1990 pop. 194,221), capital of the autonomous region and coextensive prov. of Cantabria, N Spain, on Santander Bay and the Bay of Biscay. It is a seaport, fishing…

Old Catholics

(Encyclopedia) Old Catholics, Christian denomination established by German Catholics who separated themselves from the Roman Catholic Church when they rejected (1870) the decrees of the First Vatican…

lilac

(Encyclopedia) lilac, any plant of the genus Syringa, deciduous Old World shrubs or small trees of the family Oleaceae (olive family), widely cultivated as ornamentals. Since colonial days, the…

walking stick

(Encyclopedia) walking stick or stick insect, names applied to extremely longbodied, slow-moving, herbivorous insects, forming a single family in the order Phasmatodea. Walking sticks have green,…

Colossus of Rhodes

(Encyclopedia) Colossus of Rhodes kəlŏs´əs, large statue of Helios, the sun god, destroyed by an earthquake in antiquity. Consider one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the ancients, it was built…

Bloomington

(Encyclopedia) Bloomington. 1 City (1990 pop. 51,972), seat of McLean co., central Ill.; inc. 1839. The economy is based on farming; electrical equipment is also manufactured. In 1856 the state…