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mirage

[miräzh′]
Etymology: L, mirari, to look at
an optical illusion caused by the refraction of light through air layers of different temperatures, such as the illusionary sheets of water that appear to shimmer over stretches of hot sand and pavement. This phenomenon is caused by bending of horizontal light waves upward from the layer of heated air directly over the hot surface. Wind rippling the air layers may produce surprising changes in the shapes and sizes of such mirages. Individuals under severe stress are especially susceptible to interpreting these optic phenomena in bizarre, unrealistic ways.

MIRAGE

Abbreviation for:
Multi-Institutional Research in Alzheimer Genetic Epidemiology

MIRAGE

Neurology A study–Multi-Institutional Research in Alzheimer Genetic Epidemiology
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Reflexionando de un modo semejante, Fata Morgana dio con su celebre demostracion de la existencia del Relojero:
Adventurous readers of contemporary European literature may appreciate The Fata Morgana Books, by Jonathan Littell, translated from French by award-winning translator Charlotte Mandel.
Notion recurrente dans I'oeuvre d'Andre du Bouchet, ef: par exemple Une tache (Montpellier: Fata morgana, 1988).
Andre du Bouchet, peinture (Saint-Clement-la-Riviere: Fata Morgana, 1983) 12.
Saeco is marketing the Fata Morgana combination canister-steamer.
Once cured, however, the spiteful Fata Morgana casts a spell over the Prince so that he falls passionately in love with three oranges (in fact, three princesses) whom he must pursue to the ends of the earth.
The double flowered lilies Sphinx and Aphrodite were offered in last year's catalogue and have now been joined by Fata Morgana which is a bright yellow flecked with red.
But the two rides which are as wonderful as anything I have been on were Dreamflight - an enchanting trip through Fairyland- and a spectacular boat ride through the forbidden city of Fata Morgana.
Blanchot, participante en la Resistencia, opositor a la ocupacion francesa de Argelia, partidario indoblegable de la palabra y la reflexion lucida, tambien tuvo en su momento una critica feroz de los intelectuales de izquierda cuando denuncio que la editorial Fata Morgana incluia en su catalogo a Alain de Benoist, uno de los teoricos del neofascismo frances.
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