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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ode in which a fixed stanzaic pattern is followed.

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  • He added that 'the toughest and most urgent challenge for the new president comes not from his enemies, but his erstwhile friends and allies' in the breakaway radical faction of the Islamic courts, called the Alliance for Re-liberation of Somalia-Asmara Group (ARS-A), which fought against the Ethiopian troops for two years, opposes the Djibouti process and vows to enforce its peculiar brand of Islamic sharia.

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