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5 Famous Cities With Ancient Origins

Although many cities have their origins in early modern times, quite a few trace their history back to antiquity. Here are the ancient roots of five of the world's most famous metropolises. 01 of 05 Paris A map of Gaul around 400 A.D. Jbribeiro1/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain Beneath Paris lie the remains of a city originally built by a Celtic tribe, the Parisii, who lived there by the time the Romans swept through Gaul and brutally conquered its peoples.
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Xenosmilus

Name: Xenosmilus (Greek for "foreign sabre"); pronounced ZEE-no-SMILE-us Habitat: Plains of southeast North America Historical Epoch: Pleistocene (one million years ago) Size and Weight: About five feet long and 400-500 pounds Diet: Meat Distinguishing Characteristics: Large size; muscular legs; relatively short canines About Xenosmilus The body plan of Xenosmilus doesn't conform to previously known saber-tooth-cat standards: this Pleistocene predator possessed both short, muscular legs and relatively short, blunt canines, a combination that has never before been identified in this breed--though paleontologists do believe Xenosmilus was a "machairodont" cat, and thus a descendant of the much earlier Machairodus.
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Common French Mistake: Je Suis Intéressé(e) Dans

A common mistake when learning French is to use the phrase "je suis intéressé(e) dans" to mean "I am interested in." This is a tricky one because students translate literally and it doesn't work in French for many reasons. Use PAR (Not Dans) We say "je suis intéressé(e) PAR blablabla". Je suis intéressé(e) par le cinéma.
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The Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals of North Carolina

01 Of 07 Which Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals Lived in North Carolina? Wikimedia Commons North Carolina has had a mixed geologic history: from about 600 to 250 million years ago, this state (and much else of what would become the southeastern United States) was submerged beneath a shallow body of water, and the same situation held for much of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras.
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Miscellaneous Time Expressions

Here are some miscellaneous words and expressions of time, with an example of each used in a sentence: al cabo de (after) - Al cabo de una semana, si el paciente no ha respondido al tratamiento, la dosis puede ajustarse. After a week, if the patient hasn't responded to the treatment, the dose can be adjusted.
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Acidic Solution Definition

In chemistry, any aqueous solution can be classified as belonging to one of three groups: acidic, basic, or neutral solutions. Acidic Solution Definition An acidic solution is any aqueous solution which has a pH + ] > 1.0 x 10 -7 M). While it's never a good idea to taste an unknown solution, acidic solutions are sour, in contrast to alkaline solutions, which are soapy.
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