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Contras

Nicaraguan right-wing exiles conducting a guerrilla campaign against the Sandinista government 1979–90 with covert arms supplies from US.
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Noun1.Contras - a Nicaraguan counterrevolutionary guerrilla force from 1979 to 1990; it opposed a left-wing government, with support from the United States
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He ran aft, drew in the sheet, and filled on the long tack toward the Contra Costa Hills.
At an altitude of five hundred feet, the pigeon drove on over the town of Berkeley and lifted its flight to the Contra Costa hills.
He taught certain uncouth lads, when they were of an age to enter society, the intricacies of contra dances, or the steps of the schottische and mazurka, and he was a marked figure in all social assemblies, though conspicuously absent from town-meetings and the purely masculine gatherings at the store or tavern or bridge.
I could make out the Selby Smelter on the Contra Costa shore and the Mare Island lighthouse.
There's the Alameda & Contra Costa Land Syndicate, the Consolidated Street Railways, the Yerba Buena Ferry Company, the United Water Company, the Piedmont Realty Company, the Fairview and Portola Hotel Company, and half a dozen more that I've got to refer to a notebook to remember.
Began in the Contra Costa in Oakland when I was eleven, shakin' out for the mangle.
He stopped; his eyebrows contra cted a little; and he looked aside hesitatingly at Mrs.
Per contra, there is no one in the world more worthy of confidence and respect than this young Russian lady.
Years after his break with Wagner, he wrote "The Case of Wagner", and "Nietzsche contra Wagner", and these works are with us to prove the sincerity and depth of his views on the man who was the greatest event of his life.
Why, I'd sooner fight before broke-down old plugs of work-horses that's candidates for chicken-meat, than before them rotten bunches of stiffs with nothin' thicker'n water in their veins, an' Contra Costa water at that when the rains is heavy on the hills.
Asmunsen, the owner of a large granite quarry in Contra Costa County.
On the other side, though, there's the PER CONTRA, by means of this pretty chick.