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  • proper n. The continents North America and South America combined

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern Hemisphere until recent times.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the hemisphere that includes North America and South America


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  • Earlier, he served as vice president of marketing and distribution at Banner Entertainment, vice president of marketing at Orion Pictures (Jeffrey), vice president of marketing and distribution at Triton Films (A Brief History of Time), and began his marketing and distribution career at FilmDallas (Patti Rocks), an independent production/distribution company in partnership with New World Pictures.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • “He may ask why the New World tropics have toucans and hummingbirds,” MacArthur wrote, “and parts of the Old World have hornbills and sunbirds.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Saint-Simon: see Gray, op. cit., pp. 136–138, and Frank Manuel, The New World of Henri Saint-Simon Cambridge, Mass.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Their much vaunted New World Order, which stressed the importance of upholding international rules for maintaining global order, was decidedly old-schoolfocusing on states, and relations among them.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • It had taken another year to develop Arkon-C, but it finally allowed him to put his plan for the New World in motion.

    The Ark

  • One was against Pedrarias, and the other advocated restricting the powers of all governors in the New World for the better protection of the natives.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Smallpox in the New World New York: Benchmark, 2005, 37.

    The Panic Virus

  • Then the Faithful Leader, Sebastian Ulric, revealed that the New World would be upon them soon and that David Deal was selected to be part of it.

    The Ark

  • In sixty seconds, the test chamber will be flooded with Arkon-B, a form of the biological agent that will make our New World possible.

    The Ark

  • ONE DIRECTION they pointed was toward the Atlantic forest of southeastern Brazil, where the largest of all New World monkeys, Brachyteles arachnoides, commonly known as the muriqui, survives in just two dozen or so tiny populations within isolated fragments of habitat.

    The Song of The Dodo


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