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n. pl. pin·gos or pin·goes
An Arctic mound or conical hill, consisting of an outer layer of soil covering a core of solid ice.

[Inuit pingu, hill, mound.]
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n, pl -gos
(Physical Geography) a mound of earth or gravel formed through pressure from a layer of water trapped between newly frozen ice and underlying permafrost in Arctic regions
[C20: from Inuktitut]
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(ˈpɪŋ goʊ)

n., pl. -gos. Geol.
1. a hill of soil-covered ice pushed up by hydrostatic pressure in an area of permafrost.
2. a hill of similar origin remaining after the melting of permafrost.
[1925–30; < Inuit pinguq]
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A hillock produced in polar regions by an underground ice blister” pushing up the surface above.
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On Earth, dome-like structures or "( pingos " located in the Arctic regions and ( Panum dome sitting inside a crater in California make perfect&nbsp;analogs for this formation.
/ Con el gane en Ayacucho / mas plata que agua bendita--/ Siempre el gaucho necesita / Un pingo pa fiarle un pucho.
Estudou-se usando o esquema fatorial (10 x 2): dez cultivares de feijao-caupi (BRS Guariba; BRS Potengi; BRS Itain; BRS 17 Gurgueia; BRS Arace; Paulistinha; Pingo de Ouro; BRS Maratana; Costela de Vaca e Canapu Branco), sob dois niveis de salinidade da agua (0,0 = controle e 8,0 dS [m.sup.-1]), em quatro repeticoes de 50 sementes.
KGaA, O Boticario Ltd., Foz Cosmeticos Lda, Colgate-Palmolive GmbH, Puig, E45, Sarbec Cosmetics group, Shiseido Company, Limited, Le Petit Olivier, Sara Lee Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc., Jolen Inc., Artsana S.p.A., Icart Sa, Procter and Gamble, Avon Products Inc., Bolton Group, Laboratorios Forenqui SA, Chanel S.A., TROLL COSMETICS GmbH, Coty Inc., ICART, SA, Bourjois, Pingo Doce, Intermarche, Continente, Auchan
Com base nos seus objetivos principais, interesses ou motivacoes, podem ser discernidas as ONG's de interesse privado e interesse publico (PINGO's, em ingles), ONG's empresarias e industriais (BINGO's, em ingles) e ONG's ambientais ou de direitos humanos.
Companies Mentioned in this Report: Dystron, Johnson and Johnson Gmbh, Nova Laboratories, Sarbec Cosmetics Group, Renova S.A., The Procter and Gamble Company, Energizer Holdings Inc., Societe Bic, Pingo Doce, Intermarche, Continente, Auchan
E, graficamente, ha que se notar que as vogais que terminam os vocabulos vem acompanhadas de sinais, que vao decrescendo: e a i: do acento circunflexo ao agudo, chegando ao pingo estrutural da letra i.
Nest-site microhabitats included island, peninsula, shoreline, slough bank, sedge-grass meadow, displaced island (small clumps of tundra substrate deposited as a raised clump on a slough bank or in a meadow), upland ridge, or pingo (mound of earth-covered ice).