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

  • A mountain, 704.6 m (2,310 ft) high, of southeast Brazil overlooking Rio de Janeiro. A popular tourist attraction, it has a funicular railroad and is topped by an enormous concrete statue of Christ the Redeemer.

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  • With infinite pains, a road has been conducted to the summit, where the space is so confined that a few persons only can be accommodated at the same time, but from whence the prospect is indescribably magnificent: it is called Corcovado, and is a favourite ride with the Emperor.

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  • The most familiar of them is "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars," his English-language version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado," which has been sung by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Queen Latifah.

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  • Songs like Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado," "Dindi," and "Samba de Uma Nota S├│" (One-Note Samba) will be played by friends on their acoustic guitars in cozy settings for many years to come.

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  • It's a terrific version of a beautiful song, Everything But The Girl's cover of Jobim's "Corcovado".

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  • "Corcovado" (Quiet Nights by Quiet Stars) is a classic example of the style.

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  • Members of the guitar studio will present the following solo works: Zach Dodge performing "Corcovado" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brandon Arnold performing

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  • Tracks such as "Corcovado," titled to fit an obvious part of the trek, seems to perfectly illustrate in sound what I can only imagine traveling through Corcovado, Brazil, feels like.

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  • Winter Sextet on a trip to Latin America; while there he discovered bossa nova and, on a bus journey, wrote an English lyric for Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado", calling it "Quiet

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  • This was best demonstrated by Everything But the Girl's rendition of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Corcovado," which deftly blended light chattering drum and bass rhythms into the delicate ambiance of the song.

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  • To get to Cristo you can either take the funicular train up Corcovado Mountain, or walk up the beautiful hiking trail through the National Forest.

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