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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of recolonise.


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  • Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir voiced strong opposition to the deployment of Western troops in war-torn Darfur, vowing his country would not be "recolonised", state media reported Tuesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Native species have recolonised, and now blackbirds forage among mouldering leaves of New World tulip trees, maples, paperbark birches and red oaks that decay into the soil alongside Old World durmast oak, alder, ash and rowan fallen foliage.

    Country diary: Durham city

  • Kielder is only the second location in England where ospreys have recolonised naturally after having become extinct.

    Country diary: Northumberland

  • But, most importantly, support for the simple ring model is lacking as there is no evidence that North American Herring gulls recolonised Europe to encounter the Lesser black-backed gulls that marked the other end of the ring.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • If the ecosystem in one patch collapses, it is recolonised and renewed by younger forest elsewhere.

    Archive 2008-11-21

  • If the ecosystem in one patch collapses, it is recolonised and renewed by younger forest elsewhere.

    Why the demise of civilisation may be inevitable

  • "Sudan, which was the first country south of the Sahara to gain independence, cannot now be the first country to be recolonised," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Johannesburg on Thursday said Africa was being recolonised through the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank by means of the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "You put your money into a nice little property, build up, and then lose it all in a day," said Peter Carlton, an American whose bar, restaurant and quaint reed-walled cottages on the beach front here are being recolonised by dune bush.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Then "Re: Colonised Planet 5" (as I type this, I realize that I've been misreading "Re: Colonised" as recolonised); then "Shikasta"; then "Personal, Psychological, Historical Documents Relating to Visit by JOHOR (George Sherban) Emissary (Grade 9) 87th of the Period of the Last Days."

    Paradise Regained


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