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

  • Cunha, Tristão da 1460-1540. Portuguese explorer who, during an expedition to India, discovered (1506) the group of volcanic islands in the South Atlantic Ocean that now bears his name.

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  • According to him, the new sluice (which he refuses to call Cunha) is not as effective as the original sluice.

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  • "A second political setback after the rap on the knuckles the government received in May would clearly encourage more Singaporeans to assert themselves politically," said Derek da Cunha , a Singapore-based political analyst.

    Singapore's Heated Election a Surprise

  • TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha said the company disagreed with Mr. Heineman, adding that the new pipeline would employ "significant design, construction and operating safety conditions."

    Nebraska Governor Tries to Block Oil Pipeline From Canada

  • Mr. Cunha says it is increasingly difficult to find people with five to 10 years of experience, so the company prefers to develop talent from universities instead.

    Brazil's Boom Needs Talent

  • Siemens AG has 10,000 employees in Brazil and expects to add around 800 in 2011, says Marcos Cunha , Siemens's Director of Human Resources in Brazil.

    Brazil's Boom Needs Talent

  • "The real issue here is that the U.S. needs crude oil," Terry Cunha , a spokesman for the Canadian company, said.

    Dozens Arrested at Protest of Oil Pipeline

  • "It's absurd to suggest that any one person might influence a process that includes the involvement of areas of government that includes the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice and many others," Mr. Cunha said in an email.

    Activists Criticize TransCanada-Government Emails

  • TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha said the company believed Mr. Elliott was "simply doing his job," and that no laws had been broken.

    Activists Criticize TransCanada-Government Emails

  • The pipeline remained down for repairs Wednesday, spokesman Terry Cunha said.

    Oil Ends Lower On Weak U.S. Economic Data

  • "There's a lot of benefits that we see with this project," company spokesman Terry Cunha said.

    Pipeline Hearing Draws Emotional Pleas

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