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Schott's Miscellany 30 November 2009

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, born (1835)


Among the 3,500 properties that the State Department owns or leases worldwide, c.150 are deemed "culturally significant" and are listed on the Register of Culturally Significant Property. Buildings are added to the register because of their association with a significant historical event, their architectural merit, their archaeological heritage, or their contribution to U.S. "overseas heritage." some highlights of the list:

Ambassador's Residence (Tokyo)
Seoul Old American legation (Seoul)
Villa Otium (Oslo)
Winfield House (London)
Palacio Bosch (Buenos Aires)
Hôtel de Talleyrand (Paris)
New Delhi Chancery (New Delhi)
Palazzo Margherita & Twin Villas (Rome)
Schoenborn Palace (Prague)
Tangier Old Legation (Tangier)
Tirana Embassa (Tirana)

HUFF-SNUFF--a show-off, braggadocio, or hector
"He was such a huff-snuff, they gave him his own show."
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