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Desmond, Old Irish des-muma (South Mun- ster), an ancient territorial division of
Ireland approximating the modern counties of Kerry and Cork. Between the 1 1 th
and 1 7th centuries, the name was often used for two quite distinct areas.
His last work for Tonson was Fables Ancient and Modern (1700), which were
mainly verse adaptations from the works of Ovid, Chaucer, and Boccaccio,
introduced with a critical preface. He died in 1 700 and was buried in
Westminster Abbey ...
Separate outer doors and car doors are essential parts of modern elevator
systems. The two usually employ the same type of operation — e.g., centre-
opening, two-leaf, single- slide. Doors are opened and closed by an electric
motor on the ...
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