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Europe
The sixth-largest continent, extending west from the Dardanelles, Black Sea, and Ural Mountains. It is technically a vast peninsula of the Eurasian land mass.
Asia
The world's largest continent. It occupies the eastern part of the Eurasian landmass and its adjacent islands and is separated from Europe by the Ural Mountains.
Africa
The second-largest continent, lying south of Europe between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Africa has vast mineral resources, many of which are still undeveloped.
Antarctica
A continent lying chiefly within the Antarctic Circle and asymmetrically centered on the South Pole. Some 95 percent is covered by an icecap averaging 1.6 km (1 mi) in thickness. The region was first explored in the early 1800s, and although there are no permanent settlements, many countries have made territorial claims.
North America
The northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending northward from the Colombia-Panama border and including Central America, Mexico, the islands of the Caribbean Sea, the United States, Canada, the Arctic Archipelago, and Greenland.
South America
A continent of the southern Western Hemisphere southeast of North America between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It extends from the Caribbean Sea southward to Cape Horn.
Australia
1. The world's smallest continent, southeast of Asia between the Pacific and Indian oceans
Atlantic Ocean
The world's second-largest ocean, divided into the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Antarctic in the south between the eastern Americas and western Europe and Africa
Pacific Ocean
The largest of the world's oceans, divided into the North Pacific Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. It extends from the western Americas to eastern Asia and Australia.
Indian Ocean
A body of water extending from southern Asia to Antarctica and from eastern Africa to southeast Australia
Arctic Ocean
The waters surrounding the North Pole between North America and Eurasia. The smallest ocean in the world, it is covered by pack ice throughout the year
federal
of, relating to, or loyal to the federal government or the Union armies of the U.S. in the American Civil War
propulsion
the action of process of propelling (which means to push or drive usually forward or onward).
piston
a sliding piece moved by or moving against fluid pessure.
Baroque
artistic expression of the 17th century marked by elaborate and sometimes grotesque ornamentation and the use of curved and exaggerated figures in art and architecture.
guillotine
a machine for cutting off a person's head by means of a heavy blade sliding in two upright grooved posts (french physician Joseph Guillotine proposed its use).
tumbrel
a farmer's cart used during the French Revolution to carry condemned persons to the guillotine.