Central Treaty Organization

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Central Treaty Organization

A former international organization consisting of Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The United States was also involved peripherally. It was modeled after NATO and was intended to resist Soviet expansion into the Middle East and South Asia. It was largely unsuccessful in this mission; for example, Iraq left the organization after it opened diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union in 1958. It was also known as CENTO and the Baghdad Pact. It existed from 1955 to 1979.
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I know how to ship my pens from Buenos Aires to Rosario, but I don't know how to reach the German market," Cento said.
For discussing the cento, a crucial detail of copyright in the period concerns its control of quotation and adaptation.
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Destas, 60 por cento foram enviadas para fora da vila e termo onde residiam, e 40 por cento , para o couto de Castro Marim, no Algarve, fronteira com a Espanha.
Robert Cento, "Recitals that Make Sense," Clavier (April 1996): 35.
5 L project is the latest installment in several automotive ventures for the Cento facility, which has three dedicated lines for the 2.
offers Showwinner, a hybrid tulip of red with yellow and violet; Greigii tulips Pinocchio, which are red edged in white with a yellow interior, and Quebec, a red bloom with yellow touches; giant Darwin hybrid tulip World's Favourite, a huge tomato-red flower with a yellow stripe; bi-color trumpet daffodil Ablon, which is yellow andwhite with an apricot edge; double narcissus Golden Ducat in graduated shades of yellow; Fondante, a pale pink hyacinth; and Asiatic lilies, including double pink-petaled Aphrodite, melon yellow Fata Morgana, creamy white Lenox, and canary yellow Novo Cento.
Two of the books to which I shall particularly refer, The Quattro Cento and Stones of Rimini, were published during this period of analysis; a third, Venice: an Aspect of Art, appeared in 1945.
It may seem faintly absurd to claim or imply that a Vergilian cento has suffered unjustified neglect from scholars.
An early example is Decimus Magnus Ausonius' Cento nuptialis , a patchwork in which lines of Virgil are pieced together to form a shockingly explicit account of the consummation of a marriage.
The Painting of the Ancients is in fact a compendium rather than a narrative history, a cento of quotations gathered under general headings from the "beginnings of Picture," to the "diverse means tending to the advancement of this Art," to the "maine grounds of Art"--invention, color, action, disposition and "grace"--that brought the old artificers "nearer to the height of perfection" (1:9).