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Single European Act

Act intended to eliminate barriers on trade and capital flows between and among European countries.
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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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"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.
I have no wings, and cannot glide through the blue air as through the sea," said Ripple to herself, as she went dancing over the waves, which bore her swiftly onward towards a distant shore.
All this while the storm increased, and the sea went very high, though nothing like what I have seen many times since; no, nor what I saw a few days after; but it was enough to affect me then, who was but a young sailor, and had never known anything of the matter.
It was not the fashion for Sea Catch to eat anything during the four months he stayed on the beaches, and so his temper was generally bad.
Here ends that long chain of mountains that reaches from this place even to the entrance of the Red Sea. In this prodigious ridge, which extends three hundred leagues, sometimes approaching near the sea, and sometimes running far up into the land, there is only one opening, through which all that merchandise is conveyed, which is embarked at Rifa, and from thence distributed through all the east.
For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE; And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride In her sepulchre there by the sea - In her tomb by the side of the sea.
"Now goddess," he answered, "there is something behind all this; you cannot be really meaning to help me home when you bid me do such a dreadful thing as put to sea on a raft.
About seven o'clock in the evening, the Nautilus, half-immersed, was sailing in a sea of milk.
The plains of Siberia, like those of the Pampas, appear to have been formed under the sea, into which rivers brought down the bodies of many animals; of the greater number of these, only the skeletons have been preserved, but of others the perfect carcass.
The wind was strengthening steadily and the sea rising.
Of all ships disabled at sea, a steamer who has lost her propeller is the most helpless.
I looked upon the rotting sea, And drew my eyes away; I looked upon the rotting deck, And there the dead men lay.