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Title: The World book : organized knowledge in story and picture
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: O’Shea, M. V. (Michael Vincent), 1866-1932 Foster, Ellsworth D Locke, George Herbert, 1870-1937
Subjects: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Publisher: Chicago : Hanson-Roach-Fowler
Contributing Library: Internet Archive
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erived from a misreadingof Mons Graupius, where the Caledonians weredefeated by Agricola in a. d. 84. GRAMPUS, a species of dolphin having aspindle-shaped body. Its color is slaty-gray,streaked with white. Several varieties arefound in the northern ocean and in the Medi-terranean Sea. The common grampus, or cow-fish, is sometimes twentj feet long, is slow inits movements and peaceful in its habits. Thename is loosely applied to almost any marineanimal too large to be called a porpoise andtoo small to be termed a whale. GRANADA, gra nah da, formerly a Moorishkingdom in Spain, but now divided into thethree modern provinces of Granada, Almeriaand Malaga. Its area is 11,128 square miles,which makes it slightly smaller than Maryland GRANADA 2558 GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC or half the size of Nova Scotia. It is trav-ersed by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, andhas fertile plains which are mainly wateredby the River Jenil, a tributary of the Guadal-quivir. Its principal agricultural products are
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LOCATION MAPThe black space in small corner map shows theportion of the entire country that is occupied byGranada. wine and oil; fruit is also abundant. Its min-eral resources are lead, zinc, silver, iron andcoal. There are some manufactures of textilesand bricks, and a few oil and flour mills. Arailroad connects Almeria with Malaga andMadrid. The region was conquered by theSaracens in 811. In 1238 the Moorish kingdomof Granada was established, but the long Span-ish war of Ferdinand and Isabella brought itto an end in 1492 with the capture of Granada.Population in 1910, 503,898. Granada, a picturesque city whose crooked,narrow streets and quaint houses of Orientalarchitecture are surmounted by the towersof the Alhambra, an ancient palace of theMoorish kings. It is divided into two partsby the little River Darro, and lies amidstterraced hills covered with luxuriant vegeta-tion, in the northern part of the province ofGranada. Although now a living ruin, it isstill filled with remarkable
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