(in tonic sol-fa) the sixth note of a major scale
the chemical element of atomic number 57, a silvery-white rare earth metal
(of a dish) cooked or prepared in a specified way
the capital of Bolivia, in the north-west of the country near the border with Peru; population 835,301 (2009). (The judicial capital is Sucre.) Situated in the Andes at an altitude of 3,660 m (12,000 ft), La Paz is the highest capital city in the world
expressing joy or gaiety
the top division of professional soccer in Spain, corresponding to the Premier League in England
a cooling of the water in the equatorial Pacific, which occurs at irregular intervals, and is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns complementary to those of El Niño, but less extensive and damaging in their effects
the second cultural phase of the European Iron Age, following the Hallstatt period (circa 480 bc) and lasting until the coming of the Romans. This culture represents the height of Celtic power, being characterized by hill forts, rich and elaborate burials, and distinctively crafted artefacts
variant spelling of Laayoune.
(especially in contexts stereotypically associated with France or the French) used to express surprise or excitement
a seaport on the Caribbean coast of Honduras; population 167,300 (est. 2008)
Spanish name for Corunna.
an industrial and commercial city in western Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River; population 50,902 (est. 2008)
Spanish name for Havana.
a city in southwestern California, southeast of Los Angeles; population 59,155 (est. 2008)
a resort section of northern San Diego in California, on the Pacific Ocean. A number of well-known research institutions are in the area
a university town and tourist center on Tenerife Island, in the Spanish Canary Islands; population 117,000
Los Angeles or Hollywood, especially with regard to the film and television industry
one of the Canary Islands, the most north-westerly in the group; chief town, Santa Cruz de la Palma. It is the site of an astronomical observatory
a port in Argentina, on the River Plate (Río de la Plata) south-east of Buenos Aires; population 654,800 (est. 2008)
an autonomous region of northern Spain, in the wine-producing valley of the River Ebro; capital, Logroño
an opera house in Milan built 1776-8 on the site of the church of Santa Maria della Scala
an industrial port in NW Italy; population 95,372 (2008). Since 1861 it has been Italy’s chief naval station
(of a dish) with diced meat in a cream sauce, usually with green peppers and pimientos
in fashion; up to date
pretentious or snobbish in manner or speech
another name for Mona Lisa.
an industrial city in SW Belgium, in the province of Hainaut west of Charleroi; population 77,616 (2008)
a port on the Atlantic coast of western France; population 80,014 (2006)
a Tibetan utopia in James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon (1933)
(in a restaurant) referring to food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal
(of meat or fish) pan-fried or cooked on a griddle
used to express acceptance or resignation in the face of a difficult or unpleasant situation
(1835–1910) US artist and writer. Noted for panels including those at Trinity Church, Boston (1876) and for paintings including “Manua Our Boatman” (1891), he also invented opaline glass
French name for Aachen.
an autonomous region of central Spain; capital, Toledo
informal name for Quebec.
a river that flows for 500 miles (800 km) across central Quebec to Hudson Bay
an international nonprofit breastfeeding advocacy group. Local chapters hold meetings to provide breastfeeding information and support
a region of western France centred on the Loire valley
Spanish name for the River Plate (see Plate, River)
an extremely influential French poem of the 13th century, an allegorical romance embodying the aristocratic ethic of courtly love. It was composed by two different authors some forty years apart
an expression of approval of difference, especially that between the sexes
cooked breast of chicken in a cream sauce with mushrooms and peppers
the best person or thing of a particular kind
(1873–1956), English poet, known particularly for his verse for children. Notable works: The Listeners (1912); full name Walter John de la Mare
(1855–1925), US politician; full name Robert Marion La Follette, Sr.. He was a member of the US House of Representatives from Wisconsin 1885–91 and served as governor of Wisconsin 1901–06. A US senator 1906–25, he was a Progressive Party presidential candidate in 1924
(1882–1947) US politician; nickname the Little Flower; full name Fiorello Henry La Guardia. He served in the US House of Representatives from New York 1917–21 before he became a corruption-fighting mayor of New York City 1933–45