from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northeast Brazil on the Tocantins River south-southeast of Belém. Population: 220,000.
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Right now, we're in the city of Imperatriz along the Tocantins River.
Next, off to the city of Imperatriz, known as the gates of the Amazon rainforest.
We flew into a city called Belem in the north of Brazil, and then went down to spend some time with the Kraho Indians, then were in Imperatriz last night, when we came to you.
The first thing that one must say is that apparently it is not a widely known school as Imperatriz, though it is still not a bad one, ranked in the top Grupo especial list, as long as it manages to be 13th or higher every year the 14th drops to an A list whose winner climbs up.
I recall a night some years back standing in the steamy halls of Imperatriz, one of the top-tier escolas de samba, as four different puxadores (the lead singers of a school), auditioned songs for the audience, who subsequently voted for their favorite by roaring in approval.