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insulated brackets, typically at intervals of 10 feet (3.0 metres) or so. The trains have metal contact blocks called "shoes" which make contact with the conductor rail. The traction current is returned to the generating station through the running rails. The conductor rail is usually made

Curling print that page

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Approximately late medieval Scotland Registered players 1,200,000 Characteristics Contact No Team members 4 per team (2 in Mixed Doubles ) Mixed gender See mixed curling Categorization Precision and accuracy Equipment Curling brooms, stones (rocks), curling shoes

Phonograph print that page

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The phonograph record player , or gramophone (letter + sound) is a device introduced in 1877 that continued common use until the 1980s for reproducing (playing) sound recordings , although when first developed, the phonograph was used to both record and reproduce sounds. The recordings played

Phalanx CIWS print that page

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Upgrades 3 Operation 3.1 Radar subsystems 3.2 Gun and ammunition handling system 3.3 CIWS contact target identification 4 Incidents 4.1 Drone exercise accident 4.2 Iraqi missile attack in Gulf War I 4.3 Accidental downing of US aircraft 5 21st century 5.1 Centurion

Battle of the Denmark Strait print that page

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The Battle of the Denmark Strait was a Second World War naval battle between ships of the Royal Navy and the German Kriegsmarine , fought on 24 May 1941. The British battleship HMS  Prince of Wales and the battlecruiser HMS  Hood fought the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy

Nine-ball print that page

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In recent decades, nine-ball has become the dominant tournament game in professional pool, in the World Pool-Billiard Association , Women's Professional Billiard Association and United States Professional Poolplayers Association . Matches proceed quickly, suitable for the time constraints

Bartolomeo Cristofori print that pageTimeline of Bartolomeo Cristofori

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The available source materials on Cristofori's life include his birth and death records, two wills, the bills he submitted to his employers, and a single interview done by Scipione Maffei . From the latter, we have both Maffei's notes and the published journal article. Cristofori was born

Basketball print that page

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then resume dribbling). Various violations are generally called "fouls". Disruptive physical contact (a personal foul ) is penalized, and a free throw is usually awarded to an offensive player if he is fouled while shooting the ball. A technical foul may also be issued when certain infractions

Lake Burley Griffin print that page

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Griffin designed the lake with many geometric motifs, so that the axes of his design lined up with natural geographical landmarks in the area. However, government authorities changed his original plans and no substantial work was completed before he left Australia in 1920. His scheme remained

Newark, Ohio print that page

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. Indigenous peoples lived along the river valleys for thousands of years before European contact . From more than two thousand years ago, 100 BC to 500 AD, people of the Hopewell culture transformed the area of Newark. They built many earthen mounds and enclosures , creating the single