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a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence

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Para mas informacion sobre su vida y obra ver Armando Marone; D'Antuono (Amentum intellettuale); Petriella y Cocaro; D'Ambrosio (139-78); y Bufacci y Zoppi.
He was formerly co-MD of Amentum Capital and also has worked for HSH Nordbank and CIT Aerospace.
These two terms may seem "irreconcilable," but as philologists have for a while now suggested, "the union of the two ideas is explained by the ancient habit of whirling a spear round by means of the amentum attached to it, so as to give it a greater velocity at the moment of discharging it" (Key 104).