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Minorca

a lightweight, black breed of egglaying fowl with a large, erect, single comb, and black legs; it lays a bright, white-shelled egg.
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This explains why the Minorcan Joan Ramis wrote the ambitious tragedy Lacreda (written in 1769) which, with its respect to the three unities, the adoption of a strict metrical pattern (alexandrine couplets), a plot which deals with Roman history, the central role of virtue and an ending that leads the characters to revolutionary justice, is an example of unusual precocity.
Felipa's Minorcan ethnicity and her "dark" or "yellow" skin color are repeatedly invoked, underscoring her status as racially marked.
ABSTRACT: In 1885 Saturnino Gimenez, a Minorcan journalist, traveller and business man, federal republican committed to Cartagena's cantonal revolution in the summer of 1873 and correspondent of the Berlin Deutsche Kolonial Zeitung in Algeria since 1884, proposed the cession of a naval base in the Chafarinas Islands to Germany.
Moreover, the campaigns of the Spain's armies in Central America, naval successes in the Bahamas, Crillon's victories in the Minorcan Islands, and even the siege of Gibraltar all had a significant impact on the eventual military resolution of the Revolution (3).
Don Francisco Juanico, a Minorcan immigrant who purchased the land in 1830, built an underground cave allowing the elaboration of high-quality wines.
During their short occupation of the island, the British increased the herds and brought in highly productive Friesian cows, although many of the local Minorcan variety still exist.
Datil (Spanish for date - it's tiny and wrinkled), also known as Mindoran or Minorcan.
Be sure to try the local favorites on the menu: Key Lime Pasta or a Minorcan Burger.
I saw several manuscript tragedies and other poems written in it [the Minorcan language] by Dr.
THE most precious memento that I brought back from my recent holiday in Minorca wasn't a bottle of an undrinkable local spirit, destined to get dusty in the drinks cabinet; or a plaster of Paris paperweight in the shape of some typical Minorcan architecture doomed to get shipped off to the charity shop, and it certainly wasn't a tan