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n. pl.1.(Zool.) The gossamer-winged butterflies; a family of small butterflies, including the hairstreaks, violets, and theclas.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Later, he had changed it himself, for he had found the name of Fernandez hated by prefects of police, jefes politicos, and rurales.
And in the worst of it visions continued to flash and sparkle in his brain--long lines of railroad track that simmered across the desert; rurales and American constables, prisons and calabooses; tramps at water tanks--all the squalid and painful panorama of his odyssey after Rio Blanca and the strike.
(2) En consecuencia, se produce el "olvido y ocultamiento" de los trabajadores rurales en la sociedad uruguaya, y la ausencia de reconocimiento de sus organizaciones sociales (Latorre, 1986, 1991, 1993a y 1993b; Rocha, 1991 y 2008; Gonzalez Sierra, 1994).
Il a par ailleurs mis en avant les grands projets de reduction des disparites sociales et spatiales qui concernent 22.000 routes rurales et 262 ouvrages techniques, pour un cout d'environ 28 milliards de dirhams.
Les femmes rurales sont de plus en plus nombreuses [euro]u sae1/4aoinvestir dans la micro-entreprise et celles qui se sont d[euro]u[c]j[euro]u lanc[euro]u[c]es, cherchent [euro]u [euro]u[c]largir leurs activit[euro]u[c]s.