Definitions for "Warsaw"
Treaty Organization Formal name for Warsaw Pact. Military alliance of communist countries founded in 1955, with headquarters in Moscow. The Soviet minister of defense is traditionally the supreme commander of Warsaw Pact forces. Members are Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union.
Pact Political-military alliance founded in 1955 as a counterweight to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Members in 1989 included Bulgaria, Czechoslavakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union. Has served as the Soviet Union's primary mechanism for keeping political and military control over Eastern Europe.
The Nazis forced the sizeable Jewish population of this Polish city to live in the restricted area of the Warsaw ghetto. Starting in July 1942, the Nazis went further, deporting the hundreds of thousands of Jews in the ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp to die. In April 1943 about 750 Jews fought back the Germans for almost a month. In January 1945, the USSR captured Warsaw from the Germans.
The Warsaw Shale is named for Warsaw, Hancock County, and the exposure in Geode Glen at Warsaw has become the type section. The Warsaw is widely present in the bluffs of the Mississippi and Illinois Valleys in western and southwestern Illinois. It consists of as much as 300 feet of siltstone in west-central Illinois, but it thins to less than 100 feet in the outcrop area, where it consists of gray shale containing beds of argillaceous limestone. Quartz geodes are common and locally abundant; some are replacements of fossils. Some contain petroleum. The Warsaw is fossiliferous, with brachiopods, bryozoans, and crinoids especially common.
Keywords:  guasa, jewfish, called
The jewfish; -- called also guasa.
The black grouper (Epinephelus nigritus) of the southern coasts of the United States.
CONVENTION An international agreement adopted to provide uniform rules concerning liability and jurisdiction in cases of death, injury, or property damage arising from international carriage by air. It was signed at Warsaw in 1929. More than one hundred nations have adhered to the convention, which applies to virtually all international flights.
Convention An international multilateral treaty which regulates, in a uniform manner, the conditions of international transportation by air. Among other things, it establishes the international liability of air carriers and establishers the monetary limits for loss, damage, and delay.