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Single European Act

Act intended to eliminate barriers on trade and capital flows between and among European countries.

Single European Act

An agreement among European Community members to gradually reduce tariffs and trade barriers with a goal of creating a Common Market in Europe. The Act aimed to unify trade and other laws among participating nations. It came into effect in 1987 and was replaced by the institutions of the European Union in 1993.
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The howl and roar, the rattling of the doors and windows, the rumbling in the chimneys, the apparent rocking of the very house that sheltered me, and the prodigious tumult of the sea, were more fearful than in the morning.
Now that all the seals and their wives were on the land, you could hear their clamor miles out to sea above the loudest gales.
The Nile runs here so near the shore that it might without much difficulty be turned through this opening of the mountains into the Red Sea, a design which many of the Emperors have thought of putting in execution, and thereby making a communication between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, but have been discouraged either by the greatness of the expense or the fear of laying great part of Egypt under water, for some of that country lies lower than sea.
A large extent of white wavelets often to be seen on the coasts of Amboyna, and in these parts of the sea.
The boat, now lying in the trough of the waves, shook and rolled terribly; the sea struck her with fearful violence.
About the time when the sun shall have reached mid heaven, the old man of the sea comes up from under the waves, heralded by the West wind that furs the water over his head.
Good little Ripple," said the Queen, when she had told her all, "your promise never can be kept; there is no power below the sea to work this charm, and you can never reach the Fire-Spirits' home, to win from them a flame to warm the little body into life.
There was a much better prospect, they thought, of growing rich by plundering vessels which still sailed in the sea than by seeking for a ship that had lain beneath the waves full half a century.
But these two cases were, properly speaking, pathological cases, and the only two in all my sea experience.
And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud by night Chilling my ANNABEL LEE; So that her high-born kinsmen came And bore her away from me, To shut her up, in a sepulchre In this kingdom by the sea.
There was just enough heat to enhance the value of the breeze, and just enough wind to keep the whole sea in motion, to make the waves come bounding to the shore, foaming and sparkling, as if wild with glee.
The sea must a-caught hum on the upper brudge deck, carried hum clean across the fiddley, an' banged hum head-on tull the pipe cover.