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  1. a large strong and aggressive woman
  2. (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)
  3. a major South American river; flows into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
  4. mainly green tropical American parrots

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[yacht] Amazon is a {convert|102|ft|m|adj=on} long screw schooner ex-steam yacht built in 1885 at the private Arrow Yard of Tankerville Chamberlayne in Southampton. Designer Dixon Kemp intended her to be `fast and a good seaboat` and her successful sea trials were recorded in the several editions of his definitive Yacht Architecture (First ...
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The Amazons are a nation of female warriors in Greek myth. Amazon or Amazone may also refer to: ==Geography== ==Commerce== ===Amazon.com=== ===Other businesses=== ==Film== ==Games and sport== ==Land transport== ==Literature== ==Sea transport== ==Television== ==Women`s groups and movements== ==Other uses== ...
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[n] - a large strong and aggressive woman 2. [n] - (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively) 3. [n] - a major South American river 4. [n] - mainly green tropical American parrots
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In Greek mythology, a member of a group of female warriors living near the Black Sea, who cut off their right breasts to use the bow more easily. Their queen Pen ...
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Am'a·zon noun [ Latin , from Greek ....] 1. One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior. 2. A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago. 3. (Zoology) A name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis Am...
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1. One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior. ... 2. A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago. ... 3. <ornithology> A name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis. ... <zoology> Amazon ant, a species of ant (Polyergus rufescens), of Europe and America. They seize by conquest...
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noun mainly green tropical American parrots
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Amazon River noun a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world`s 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
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• (n.) A name numerous species of South American parrots of the genus Chrysotis • (n.) One of a fabulous race of female warriors in Scythia; hence, a female warrior. • (n.) A tall, strong, masculine woman; a virago.
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(from the article `Benin`) Dahomey was a despotic and militaristic kingdom. Its power was based upon a highly trained standing army, which included a female contingent (called ...
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in Greek mythology, member of a race of women warriors. The story of the Amazons probably originated as a variant of a tale recurrent in many ... [2 related articles]
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Amazon, amazon 1. Derived by Greek folk etymology 'without a breast' because of the story that the Amazon women cut off one breast to facilitate the shooting of arrows when using archery in battle. 2. A woman or girl soldier; hence, a large, strong masculine female warrior.
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[Fairy chess piece] People from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ...
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The Amazon was a West India mail steam ship. She left Southampton on her first voyage on Friday 2nd of January 1852 and on Sunday morning, January 4th, she was destroyed by fire at sea, about 175 km west-south-west of Scilly. Of 161 persons on board 102 perished.
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Amazon (ăm'uzon) , in Greek mythology, one of a tribe of warlike women who lived in Asia Minor. The Amazons had a matriarchal society, in which women fought and governed while men performed the household tasks. Each Amazon had to kill a man before she could marry, and all male children wer...
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Amazon, Port. Amazonas (ämäzō'nus) , world's second longest river, c.3,900 mi (6,280 km) long, formed by the junction in N Peru's Andes Mts. of two major headstreams, the Ucayali and the shorter Marañón. It flows across N Brazil before entering the Atlantic Ocean near B...
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in Greek mythology, the Amazons were a group of female warriors living in Africa or near the Black Sea. The tribe contained no men, the men living in an adjoining nation where the boy children were sent to live with their father. The women allegedly had their right breast burned off (hence the name Amazon, meaning 'deprived of a pap') so that they ...
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(warrior) In Greek mythology, a member of a group of female warriors living near the Black Sea, who cut off their right breasts to use the bow more easily. Their queen Penthesilea was killed by Achilles at the siege of Troy. The term Amazon has come to mean a large, strong woman. The Amazons a...
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(river) River in South America, the second longest in the world, after the Nile; length 6,516 km/4,050 mi. The Amazon ranks as the largest river in the world in terms of the volume of water it discharges (around 95,000 cu m/3.3 million cu ft every second), its number of tributaries...
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[automobile] The Amazon was a cyclecar produced by Amazon Cars Ltd in Billiter Street, London, EC3, England from 1921 to 1922. It featured a rear-mounted air-cooled twin 6/9 hp Coventry-Victor engine with chain drive to the rear wheels through a three-speed-and-reverse gearbox made by Juckes. To give a conventional appearance the 2-seater c...
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[video game] Amazon is an interactive fiction graphic adventure game. The game was published by Telarium (formerly known as Trillium) in 1984 and written by Michael Crichton. ==Development== Best-selling novelist and director Michael Crichton was a computer hobbyist who taught himself BASIC. In the early 1980s he, programmer Stephen Warady,...
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[chess] An amazon (also known as a queen+knight compound) is a fairy chess piece that can move like a queen or a knight (or, equivalently, like a rook, bishop, or knight). It may thus be considered the sum of all orthodox chess pieces (not including pawns). It cannot jump over other pieces when moving as a queen, but may do so when moving a...
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