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Pla·ta

 (plä′tə, -tä), Río de la
A wide estuary of southeast South America between Argentina and Uruguay formed by the Paraná and Uruguay Rivers and opening on the Atlantic Ocean. It was explored by Magellan in 1520 and Sebastian Cabot from 1526 to 1529.

Plata

(Spanish ˈplata)
n
(Placename) Río de la Plata (ˈrio de la) an estuary on the SE coast of South America, between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers. Length: 275 km (171 miles). Width: (at its mouth) 225 km (140 miles). Also known as: La Plata English name: River Plate

Pla•ta

(ˈplɑ tɑ)

n.
Rí•o de la (ˈri ɔ ðɛ lɑ) an estuary on the SE coast of South America between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná rivers, ab. 185 mi. (290 km) long.
English,River Plate.
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I found a small island, recognised in 1801 by Captain Crespo, and marked in the ancient Spanish maps as Rocca de la Plata, the meaning of which is The Silver Rock.
But, before he returned, he was told of another Spanish ship, or galleon, which had been east away near Porto de la Plata.
It was on a reef of rocks, a few leagues from Porto de la Plata.
He sailed from England, and arrived safely at Porto de la Plata, where he took an adze and assisted his men to build a large boat.
Foreign Member of'--well, quite a lot of things, about two inches of small type--`Societe Belge, American Academy of Sciences, La Plata, etc.
When South America, that is to say, Peru, Chili, Brazil, the provinces of La Plata and Columbia, had poured forth their quota into their hands, the sum of $300,000, it found itself in possession of a considerable capital, of which the following is a statement:
Several of the plants now most numerous over the wide plains of La Plata, clothing square leagues of surface almost to the exclusion of all other plants, have been introduced from Europe; and there are plants which now range in India, as I hear from Dr.
I was struck with this observation both on entering Brazil, and when I saw the many elegant and active forms of the Harpalidae re-appearing on the temperate plains of La Plata.
Had the stern of the ship been fixed, and the forepart broken off, I am persuaded I might have made a good voyage; for by what I found in those two chests I had room to suppose the ship had a great deal of wealth on board; and, if I may guess from the course she steered, she must have been bound from Buenos Ayres, or the Rio de la Plata, in the south part of America, beyond the Brazils to the Havannah, in the Gulf of Mexico, and so perhaps to Spain.
Nations Equipment Finance declared the recent recruitment of Jake Plata, who will join Nations as assistant vice president (VP) of sales.
In new research, published April 2008 in the journal Nanotecbnology, Plata, Reddy, and Gschwend analyzed 10 commercially made carbon nanotubes to examine what metals and organic residues are co-produced with these nanotubes.
Few rises in society can compare to the story of George La Plata.