from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ditch or moat.
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- n. A ditch or moat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ditch or moat.
- n. See Fossa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. see foss.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
Avebury had at one time within a great rampart and a fosse, which is still forty feet deep, a large circle of rough unhewn stones, and within this two circles each containing a smaller concentric circle.
One night they crept unobserved through the arsenal and over the inner palisade, but on reaching the rampart they came face to face with two of the officers, and again a leap into the fosse was the only way of escape.
We walked along its narrow and straight surface until we came to a road which crossed it, and here, about halfway between Rugby and Coventry, we turned to the right, leaving the "fosse" to continue its course across Dunsmore Heath, where in ancient times Guy, the famous
Another of a "fosse" or coal-pit about a mile away.
To this last is to be credited the terrible device of throwing converts into the solfataras at Unzen, and under him, also, the punishment of the "fosse" was resorted to.
There is something picturesque and original in the first sight of a place like Arras, or St. Omer, with the rich and lavish greenery, luxuriant trees, banks of grass by which the 'fosse' and grim walls are masked.
Descending the spiral staircase into the "fosse," or pit, is like stealing onto the set of "Modern Times," Charlie Chaplin's 1936 vision of industrial society.
Fica claro e evidente que não há nenhum interesse por parte da oposição em investigar a Petrobras, pois se assim fosse poderia ter esperado até a audiência pública, no entanto aproveitaram a ausência de praticamente todos os Senadores para instalar a CPI ..
Portanto, antes de enxotar essa minoria de dentro do Senado como se fosse cão pequeno, examine-se se ela não faz coro com a vontade de uma maioria atenta que, do lado de fora do Senado, são brasileiros de voz e vez, ao menos em época de eleição.
Se o único objetivo da Petrobras fosse realmente transparência, era muito simples resolver: publica perguntas e respostas logo após os jornais levarem ao ar suas informações exclusivas.
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