Definitions

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

  • A city of east-central Brazil north of Belo Horizonte. It is a trade and shipping center in an agricultural region. Population: 323,000.

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  • The Cerradão typically occurs interspersed in areas dominated by Cerrado vegetation, particularly in the headwaters of the São Domingo, Fiandeira, Montes Claros, Gameleira, Moquem and Cerrado streams.

    Cerrado Protected Areas, Brazil

  • Several other perennial streams, such as Fiandeira, Montes Claros and Moquem drain the western face of the Serra da Santana.

    Cerrado Protected Areas, Brazil

  • Vanessa Guimaraes, the manager of a clinic in Montes Claros, Brazil, on a man who came in with an earache and left with a vasectomy.

    Perspectives

  • And the bus driver, by the way, he might know Montes Claros under another name—he might call the place Feliciano.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • A relatively recent census suggested just how tenuous those populations are in sheer numerical terms: one site, a private forest much tinier than the forest of Montes Claros, harbored just a dozen muriquis; a different private forest held only eight; the Cunha State Reserve, in the state of São Paulo, supported no more than about sixteen.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • But the schedule of my trip up to Montes Claros allows me a few days of gawking in Rio.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Well, for instance, that the Montes Claros population should be included immediately in an intrusive management project for the overall good of the species.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Most of the Montes Claros adults, too, seem to be healthy.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The forest at Montes Claros is large enough to support two family groups, each containing a few dozen animals.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Strier confides that she anguished a bit, before I arrived at Montes Claros, about whether to leave me ignorant of the whole question.

    The Song of The Dodo

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