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Synonyms for costa

a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing)

any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)

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With the Costa Venezia, Costa Cruises is proud to showcase the allure of one of Italy's most famous and culturally rich cities and regions to Chinese consumers," said Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Group Asia.
The idea to start her own store came out of nowhere, Costa said, and became her "antidote to being homesick.
The United States and Costa Rica share a strong commitment to combating climate change, preventing environmental degradation, as well as preserving Costa Rica's important and rich biological diversity.
Meanwhile, Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino remains on trial for manslaughter and abandoning ship.
George Lundquist, who has been providing tours “Retire in Costa Rica on Social Security” for more than 7 years, will discuss locations, health care, real estate and many other details outlined in his successful tours.
Costa Cruises has been certified by RINA (Italian Shipping Register) with the BEST4, an integrated system of voluntary certification of corporate compliance with the highest standards governing social accountability (SA 8000, issued in 2001), environment (UNI EN ISO 14001, 2004), safety (OHSAS 18001, 2007) and quality (UNI EN ISO 9001, 2008).
PIER LUIGI FOSCHI: We are pleased that our ship, the Costa Deliziosa, is the first to be inaugurated in an Arab city.
The victory was surprisingly efficient for Mira Costa, which did not trail the entire game.
With over 15 years of real estate experience, NAI Costa Rica has established itself as the dominant commercial brokerage firm in Costa Rica," stated NAI Global President & COO Jeffrey M.
It's $450 to fly from Charleston to Liberia, which is in the northern part of Costa Rica," says Middleton Rutledge, a 35-year-old realtor from South Carolina.
We're seeing a lot more men today who appreciate having a massage, and it is not uncommon for them to come back for a second appointment with us during their stay," says Elzbieta Czaja, a massage therapist at La Costa Resort and Spa near San Diego.
A In addition to its temperate climate, stable democratic government, and low cost of living, Costa Rica is considered the most liberal country in Central America.
Two human rabies cases caused by a bat-associated virus variant were identified in September 2001 in Costa Rica, after a 31-year absence of the disease in humans.
In hopes of improving economic and cultural links between Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, Gov.
When Quebec's Ballet Ouest director-choreographer Margaret Mehuys announced to dignitaries of Costa Rica that her Montreal group would help this Central American country build its own professional ballet company, she gave local children permission to dream of classical careers.