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Pertaining to galvanism.
Synonym(s): voltaic


Concerning electricity produced by a battery.
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Upper Volta was dismantled between 1932 and 1947, to facilitate the movement of workers between the French colonies.
A 300-channel microwave telephone/telex/TV link between Ouagadougou, Upper Volta, and Bolgatanga, 125 miles away in Ghana.
Known in colonial times as Upper Volta, the landlocked country became independent from France in 1960 and its name was changed to Burkina Faso ("the land of upright men") in 1984.
Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Dahomey [later Benin], Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Libya, Malagasy, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanganyika la year later, with Zanzibar, to become Tanzania] Tshad [later Chad], Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, UAR [later Egypt], and Upper Volta [later Burkina Faso].
Whereas the Osirak operation commanded Page 1 attention everywhere for a lengthy news cycle, the latter two initiatives attracted less press interest than a devastating flood might in Upper Volta.
Clearly there has to be a cut-off point at which man can run no faster, but who's to say that some freak specimen from Upper Volta won't streak to the tape in 7.
In Upper Volta I got caught up in a coup, during which I narrowly escaped being run over by a tank.
He served as ambassador to Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and Poland.

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