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World’s Greatest Libraries ★

Moldova National Library – Photograph by Daniel Zollinger

1. University Club Library – New York City, United States

Photograph by Peter Bond

2. Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa, Canada


Photograph by James Gillard

3. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library – New Haven, Connecticut

Photograph by Lauren Manning

Photograph by KAALpurush

4. Iowa State Capital Law Library – United States

Photograph by Tani Livengood

5. Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle, Washington

Photograph by Sam

6. Admont Abbey Library – Austria

Photograph by Ognipensierovo

7. State Library – Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Waltonics

8. Library at El Real Monasterio de El Escorial – Madrid, Spain

Photograph by Jose Maria Cuellar

9. José Vasconcelos Library – Mexico City, Mexico

Photograph by Pedro Vasquez Colmenares

Photograph by Aurelio Asiain

10. Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photograph by Ruy Barbosa Pinto

11. National Library of Finland – Helsinki, Finland

Photograph by Marj-Liisa

12. Mitchell Library – Sydney, Australia

Photograph by Christopher Chan

13. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at University of Toronto – Toronto, Canada

Photograph by Fadi J

14. George Peabody Library – Baltimore, Maryland

Photograph by Danielle King

15. Strahov Theological Hall – Prague, Czech Republic

Photograph by Rafael Ferreira

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Dick Dastardly ★★

Dick Dastardly is a popular cartoon character who appeared in various animated series by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Dastardly’s most famous appearances are main character in the series Wacky Races and its spin-off Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. He is a caricature of the English actor Terry-Thomas. The character was voiced originally by Paul Winchell, and currently by Jim Cummings.

spin-off:

1〘商業〙スピンオフ:会社の一部門を分離独立させること

2(またspínòff)波及したもの;(予期せぬ)副産物, 派生企画, テレビ映画などの派生商品.

caricature:

1 カリカチュア, 風刺漫画, 戯画, 風刺文;U戯画化[法]

a bold [a harsh] caricature|大胆な[手きびしい]戯画

make a caricature of a politician|ある政治家を戯画化する