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Nile River delta, Egypt

del·ta

 (dĕl′tə)
n.
1. The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
2. An object shaped like a triangle.
3.
a. A usually triangular alluvial deposit at the mouth of a river.
b. A similar deposit at the mouth of a tidal inlet, caused by tidal currents.
4. Mathematics A finite increment in a variable.
adj. Chemistry
1. Being in the fourth position relative to a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or a group may be substituted.
2. Referring to the fourth of a group of isomers, or molecules of similar origin or properties, determined arbitrarily by those who discover or classify them. Used in combination.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, of Phoenician origin; see dl in Semitic roots.]

del·ta′ic (-tā′ĭk), del′tic (-tĭk) adj.

Del·ta

 (dĕl′tə)
An area of the south-central United States extending on either side of the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee, to Vicksburg, Mississippi. An important cotton-producing region, it is noted for its folk culture, especially as the home of some of the earliest blues music.
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Now Deltic has revealed it is turning the busy bar and restaurant venue into a "floral wonderland and playground of sensory delights" for the city, serving up everything from bottomless brunches and daytime events to nightclub nights.
Both bids ended in failure, with Revolution then exploring the possibility of taking over Deltic last year, which ultimately came to nothing.
The Ashton-under-Lyne headquartered group - which operates the Revolution and Revolucion de Cuba brands - was the subject of a takeover tussle between rivals Deltic and Stonegate last year.
The company was the subject of a protracted brawl between Deltic and Slug And Lettuce owner Stonegate last year, which had tabled a PS101.5million bid for the group.
(NASD:PCH) is acquiring Deltic Timber in a transaction expected to be completed on or about February 20 pending final approvals.
"Until now we've been performing crucial repairs to KOYLI's steel body work, as well as undertaking extensive welding and sanding, but now in its full undercoat it's really starting to look like the instantly recognisable Deltic that so many know and love.
On Deltic's website, the club owners boasted their venues provide "the anchor for the night-time economy" in each of the cities where they operate.
The move is part of Deltic's plan to grow assets via opportunistic takeovers and is seen to generate synergies which should enhance Deltic's financial performance, the buyer's CEO Ray Dillon said.
He owns the 55 022 Royal Scots Grey, which is the only Deltic capable of mainline service as it is equipped with the necessary equipment, and the D9016 Gordon Highlander.
Deltic director and courses co-ordinator Mark Northway says that the status of other professionals within an organisation should encourage office-based staff to seek recognition for their own contributions to the organisation.
Deltic then tabled a rival offer, but neither came off.