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Fran·ca

 (fräN′kä)
A city of southeast Brazil north of São Paulo. It is a shipping and manufacturing center in a farming region.
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As they came up onto the stone plateau that crowns the hill, Amy waved her hand as if welcoming him to her favorite haunt, and said, pointing here and there, "Do you remember the Cathedral and the Corso, the fishermen dragging their nets in the bay, and the lovely road to Villa Franca, Schubert's Tower, just below, and best of all, that speck far out to sea which they say ils Corsica?
I asked you, my children,'' said the Prior, raising his voice, and using the lingua Franca, or mixed language, in which the Norman and Saxon races conversed with each other, ``if there be in this neighbourhood any good man, who, for the love of God, and devotion to Mother Church, will give two of her humblest servants, with their train, a night's hospitality and refreshment?
There were several of his priests and lawyers present (as I conjectured by their habits), who were commanded to address themselves to me; and I spoke to them in as many languages as I had the least smattering of, which were High and Low Dutch, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, and Lingua Franca, but all to no purpose.
At the mention of Monte Cristo Dantes started with joy; he rose to conceal his emotion, and took a turn around the smoky tavern, where all the languages of the known world were jumbled in a lingua franca.
Every dialect from Labrador to Long Island, with Portuguese, Neapolitan, Lingua Franca, French, and Gaelic, with songs and shoutings and new oaths, rattled round him, and he seemed to be the butt of it all.
Contract notice: Repair services, conservation and maintenance of the complex (civil works) industrial park of barcelona~s zona franca.
The DoD's Franca Jones yesterday showed how the samples were shipped.
This PV plant, entitled Planta Solar Zona Franca Astro Nicaragua, will power 26 companies and supply approximately 30% of total energy consumption for the Zona Franca Astro Nicaragua industrial park.
Development Marketing president and CEO Susan de Franca and her team of more than 50 people now occupy the entire 10th floor--roughly 13,000 s/f.
During heyday of Soviet Union, Russian was the lingua franca from Prague to Hanoi.
According to Susan de Franca, CEO of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, "Collectors of major artworks are often the very same clientele who have a keen appreciation for great architecture and design realized in our prestigious portfolio of new developments," she said.