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A constellation in the polar region of the celestial Southern Hemisphere near Carina and Dorado.

[Latin volāns, present participle of volāre, to fly.]
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n, Latin genitive Volantis (vəʊˈlæntɪs)
(Astronomy) a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Carina and Hydrus
[C19: from Latin, literally: flying, from volāre to fly]
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But that composer was Kevin Volans - described in the programme, not without justification, as "the most celebrated 'classical' composer Africa has ever produced" - and both of these works were world premieres: the second, Volans's Piano Concerto No.4 being a BCMG Sound Investment commission.
A respected phenomenon too, one who cannot be anyhow pigeonholed, is Kevin Volans, an Irishman born in South Africa, whose music formed another axis of the festival programme.
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Kagwang (Cynocephalus Volans) , whose name is derived from a Visayan expression of anger, is labeled by environmental organizations as an 'endangered species.' It is found in the Mindanao Faunal Region and in the Eastern Visayan provinces of Bohol, Leyte and Samar.
Peter Volans, who owns Brasserie Hudson Quay, said he takes the decision to reply to negative reviews of his restaurant "to give the public a balanced view".
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