from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name of modern usage taken from fantasy fiction; explained, for example , as a Sanskrit word for "eternal".
  • proper n. A port on the River Tigris in Iraq.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Carabidæ, or ground-beetles, of the subfamily Harpalinæ, more readily distinguished by their general appearance than by conspicuous structural characters.


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  • I'm definatly wondering if that means Amara is going to have a future, and can't wait to see what it is.

    Branded By Fire Spoiler Thread

  • Amara is an interesting character that keep making herself know.

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  • Amara is totally a loose cannon for me, I have some difficulty getting over how she buried Ashaya.

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  • And by "hydrothermal vents," Amara is referring to ginormous magma chimneys that belch smoke from the bowels of the earth, forming lead-melting plumes of boiling black firewater at the ocean floor, which hordes of see-thru shrimp teem around, fearlessly basking in chemical-rich spew.

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  • He secured the river transports; he constructed railroads from Boskara right up to the front lines; he established hospitals; we had nurses and doctors and operating equipment; he established depots with food and supplies-all those things so necessary-so that later on, when the time was ripe, the late Lieut. - Gen. Sir Stanley Maude was able, with that force at his back, to make the drive through, re-capture Kut-el-Amara from the Turks, occupy Bagdad, and press on to the west and north.

    The Importance of the Mesopotamian Campaign to the British Empire

  • The government has launched a similar crackdown on the Mahdi Army in the southern city of Amara, which is seen as a hub for weapons smuggling by the group.

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  • It's happening in Amara, which is in southern Iraq.

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2006

  • CHARLES BURBRIDGE, SPOKESMAN, MULTINATIONAL FORCES BASRA: Well, it's a serious incident developed since the last the last 36 hours in the town of Amara, which is not a particularly large place.

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2006

  • There has been fierce fighting down in that city of Amara, which is in the province of Maysan in southern Iraq, which has been relatively calm up until now for two days, Thursday and Friday.

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2006

  • Amara, which is the name of a country at the north-east corner of the

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