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  • The mode in which the _caliche_ is excavated is as follows: A hole is bored through the _chuca_, _costra_, and _caliche_ layers till the

    Manures and the principles of manuring

  • The uppermost, known technically as _chuca_, is of a friable nature, and consists of sand and gypsum; while the lower, the _costra_, is a rocky conglomerate of clay, gravel, and fragments of felspar.

    Manures and the principles of manuring

  • La costra nostra (mafia) has a doctrine that says if you say it enough, it will run by itself. Main RSS Feed

  • Yes, I believe that the RICO laws would very well support the prosecution and imprisonment of key Republican officials for creating a criminally corrupt organization no different than la costra nostra, drug rings or the Baathist party in Iraq.

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