nol' ij, n.
(1) familiarity, understanding, or information
gained by study or experience; (2) the body of truths or
facts accumulated in the course of time
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has the longest ears and legs relative to overall
size of all cats, as well as a long neck and
relatively small head. One of the best hunters in
the cat family, servals make a kill in about half
of all tries, compared to an average of only one
of every five or six attempts for other cats.
is the fourth largest city in Tennessee. Its name
comes from Chat-to-to-noog-gee,
a Creek word meaning "mountain rising to a
point," which refers to nearby Lookout
Mountain. The city gained international fame with
the 1941 recording of "Chattanooga Choo
Choo" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.
was serving as acting Secretary of State when he
concluded negotiations with Britain that disarmed
the Great Lakes. As Minister to Great Britain he
negotiated the treaty setting the 49th parallel
as the boundary between the United States and
Canada. He also served as Attorney General and
Secretary of the Treasury.
Spanning the nearly 10-mile wide
ěresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden, The
Íresund Link consists of three distinct
segments: a 2.5-mile-long tunnel, a 2.5-mile-long
artificial island, and a 4.87-mile-long bridge.
The bridge has the longest cable-stayed
main span in the world for both road and rail
(aka National Road) was the first federally
funded interstate highway in the United States.
Begun at Cumberland, Maryland, in 1811, the paved
road was carrying travelers all the way to
Vandalia, Illinois, by 1841, and remained a major
transportation route until being supplanted by
railroads in the 1870's.
(aka Mount Denali) has a summit elevation of
20,237 feet above sea level, making it the
highest peak in North America. Measured from base
to peak, it is also the worlds tallest
mountain on land, dwarfing even Mount Everest.
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