Mesopotamian


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Mes·o·po·ta·mi·a

 (mĕs′ə-pə-tā′mē-ə)
An ancient region of southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in modern-day Iraq. Probably settled before 5000 bc, the area was the home of numerous early civilizations, including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, and Assyria. It declined in importance after Mongol invaders destroyed its extensive irrigation system in ad 1258.

Mes′o·po·ta′mi·an adj. & n.

Mesopotamian

(ˌmɛsəpəˈteɪmɪən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Mesopotamia or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Mesopotamia
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Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
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