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Vara

1. A Portuguese measure of length approximately equivalent to 1.1 meters. It became obsolete after Lusophone countries adopted the metric system in the 19th century.

2. A Spanish measure of length approximately equivalent to 0.84 meters. It is largely obsolete, but is still used in the sale of lumber in Costa Rica.
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"The default is going to be to not risk it" when it comes to determining whether a mutually beneficial arrangement is actually a conflict of interest, Varas said.
Ronaldo stepped up and with little fuss struck the ball straight down the middle with Varas diving early to his right.
Con este fin, Varas aborda, por un lado la importancia transgresora de la constitucion y apariencia fisica de la poeta, al convertir su propio cuerpo en "una superficie donde ella inscribio y subvirtio activamente las expectativas sociales" (35).
"This has got to be Photoshop," exclaimed Lex Fautsch when he first eyed a Puerto Varas property for sale on the Internet in July 2000.