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July/August 2009

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Adirondack Chairs

Adirondack Chairs
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On Bruce Ware’s porch above the shores of Lake Champlain, I lower myself into a deep wooden chair... Read More »

Autumn Drives, Photos, Blog

Autumn Drives, Photos, Blog
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Where is peak color? Yankee editor Mel Allen has the answer! It’s time to take your fall foray... Read More »

Avi and Celia Music Review

Avi and Celia Music Review
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At first glance, these two University of Vermont grads may seem a little young to be a folk... Read More »

Berries: Pies and Preserves

Berries: Pies and Preserves
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Recipe: Star-Spangled Berry Pie for your 4th of July celebrations. More berry ideas: Watch this “Annie Cooks” video:... Read More »

Best Beaches and Sand Castle Contests

Best Beaches and Sand Castle Contests
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Celebrate the sun: 10 Best Beaches in New England VIDEO with Mel Allen: Revere Beach Sand Sculpture Competition... Read More »

Best Sand Sculpture Contests

Best Sand Sculpture Contests
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No longer just a maze of turrets and drawbridges, sand sculpture has moved beyond sand castles to include... Read More »

Book Review | Peter’s War

Book Review | Peter’s War
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When historian and constitutional scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm first discovered a 1765 bill of sale for a 19-month-old... Read More »

Boston Lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman

Boston Lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman
3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Sally Snowman is the 70th keeper of Boston Light, a post that dates back to 1716. She’s the... Read More »

Fireworks | Mary’s Farm

Fireworks | Mary’s Farm
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In the next town to ours is a company that manufactures some of the best fireworks in the... Read More »

Kancamagus Highway Hits 50

Kancamagus Highway Hits 50
2 votes, 1.50 avg. rating (46% score)

The Kancamagus Highway, the only route to connect motorists from Lincoln to Conway, NH, had a long, colorful... Read More »

New England Numbers: Summer Facts

New England Numbers: Summer Facts
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2,710 summer camps in New England 2,481,000 children who attend New England summer camps $7 million cost to... Read More »

Old Home Days: A New England Tradition

Old Home Days: A New England Tradition
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I returned to my hometown this week. The Walpole, New Hampshire, “Old Home Days” committee had invited me... Read More »

Pan-Mass Challenge

Pan-Mass Challenge
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VIDEO: Pan-Mass Challenge There are people who possess a gift they don’t really know they have, until something... Read More »

Photographing Maine’s Blueberry Barrens

Photographing Maine’s Blueberry Barrens
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A cool mist and a milky, overcast sky mercifully keep the sun off the backs of the blueberry... Read More »

Summer is Calling

Summer is Calling
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The Inn on the Library Lawn Open year-round 1234 Stevenson Road Westport, NY 888-577-7748, 518-962-8666 theinnonthelibrarylawn.com Basin Harbor... Read More »

VIDEO: Marinades, Salads, and Dessert

VIDEO: Marinades, Salads, and Dessert
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Yankee food editor Annie B. Copps offers TODAY show viewers tips on easy summer dining. Try these easy... Read More »

Wood Turtles Hatching

Wood Turtles Hatching
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Video: Interview with David Carroll 1993 Yankee Classic: Turtles Studies by David Carroll Excerpted from Following the Water:... Read More »

Food

A July 4th Celebration!

A July 4th Celebration!
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Celebrate the Fourth! Dine outdoors and serve a fabulous make-ahead menu.</p Star-Studded Starter Start with a sassy salsa... Read More »

Asian Chicken Thighs Freezer Marinade

Asian Chicken Thighs Freezer Marinade
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August Menu: Shrimp-Stuffed Zucchini

August Menu: Shrimp-Stuffed Zucchini
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Start with cool berried ice tea, stuff the zucchini with shrimp, and bake a blueberry pie. All good!... Read More »

Basil Shrimp Pizza Freezer Marinade

Basil Shrimp Pizza Freezer Marinade
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Best Cook: Star-Spangled Berry Pie

Best Cook: Star-Spangled Berry Pie
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Helene Harbage’s fingers nimbly pick over the quart of raspberries, selecting only the plumpest, most perfect of the... Read More »

Bourbon Brown Sugar Steak Freezer Marinade

Bourbon Brown Sugar Steak Freezer Marinade
2 votes, 1.00 avg. rating (39% score)

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Cheese Plates

Cheese Plates
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What’s the best way to put a platter of cheeses together? You might take any of several directions,... Read More »

Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Cold Roasted Red Pepper Soup
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Heirloom Tomato and Garden Herb Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Garden Herb Salad
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Helene Harbage’s Star-Spangled Berry Pie

Helene Harbage’s Star-Spangled Berry Pie

Helene Harbage’s Star-Spangled Berry Pie
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Martha’s Vineyard — Gardens, Fish, Markets

Martha’s Vineyard — Gardens, Fish, Markets
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Read more: House for Sale: Affordable Martha’s Vineyard On Martha’s Vineyard a garden, a clam rake, and a... Read More »

Midori Melon-Ball Pops

Midori Melon-Ball Pops
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Morning Glory Farm Fruit Cobbler

Morning Glory Farm Fruit Cobbler
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New England Corn Festival Sampler

New England Corn Festival Sampler
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As always, Yankee recommends you call ahead or check website for admission prices and to confirm dates. August... Read More »

New England Sweet Corn | Homegrown

New England Sweet Corn | Homegrown

New England Sweet Corn | Homegrown
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

New England sweet corn, the¬†darling of New England’s farmers and cooks, comes in a dizzying number of delicious... Read More »

North African Lamb Freezer Marinade

North African Lamb Freezer Marinade
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Pan-Seared Striped Bass with Tomato Vinaigrette

Pan-Seared Striped Bass with Tomato Vinaigrette
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Picnic Perfection

Picnic Perfection
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“No matter how well you plan, if you want to have an elegant picnic at Tanglewood, you’re going... Read More »

Restaurant Review: The Wharf, Madison, CT

Restaurant Review: The Wharf, Madison, CT
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Location, Location, Location On a clear day you can just about see the rocky shores of western Ireland... Read More »

Skewered Caesar Salad

Skewered Caesar Salad
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Skewered Salad Nicoise

Skewered Salad Nicoise
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Switchel | Haymaker’s Punch — A Simple Ginger Beer

Switchel | Haymaker’s Punch — A Simple Ginger Beer
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

From Yankee July 1975 Haymaker’s Punch, also called switchel, came along before the introduction of Gatorade or any... Read More »

Tanglewood Picnic

Tanglewood Picnic
3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

For fans of music and food, there’s no more enchanting outing than a Tanglewood picnic in the summer.... Read More »

Updated Lobster Salad

Updated Lobster Salad
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Verrill’s Corn and Tomato Tart

Verrill’s Corn and Tomato Tart
16 votes, 3.94 avg. rating (78% score)

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VIDEO: East Ferry Market, Jamestown, RI

VIDEO: East Ferry Market, Jamestown, RI
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Yankee food editor Annie B. Copps joins Billy Costa at the East Ferry Market and Deli in Jamestown,... Read More »

When You Go

When You Go
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Rubiner’s Cheesemongers & Grocers 264 Main St. Great Barrington, MA 413-528-0488 Tanglewood (June 26-Sept. 6) 297 West St.... Read More »

When You Go

When You Go
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West Tisbury Farmers’ Market Grange Hall 1067 State Road West Tisbury 508-696-0100 Open 9-12 Wednesdays and Saturdays mid-June... Read More »

Home & Garden

Antiques: Hatboxes

Antiques: Hatboxes
1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

While growing up, I shared a room with my very neat and organized sister. I was the bane... Read More »

Camping Gear: New England’s Finest

Camping Gear: New England’s Finest
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1. L.L.Bean’s four-person Ultra Dome tent ($189) sets up fast, keeps bugs out, and provides plenty of ventilation... Read More »

Cape Cod Houses: Shingle-Style

Cape Cod Houses: Shingle-Style
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

SLIDE SHOW: Cape Cod Houses This is a story about summer and light. About inner and outer beauty... Read More »

Display Family Photos in Glass Bottles | Easy Craft

Display Family Photos in Glass Bottles | Easy Craft
5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

Displaying photos in glass bottles and containers in varying sizes and/or colors, with an assortment of your favorite... Read More »

Home Projects: Playhouse

Home Projects: Playhouse
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Project: playhouse and swing set When Richard Svopa moved his family from Florida to Halifax, Massachusetts, three years... Read More »

House For Sale: Fitchburg, MA

House For Sale: Fitchburg, MA
3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

The family’s grandfather, Brigham Newton Bullock, a successful railroad and banking executive, built this three-story brick Victorian in... Read More »

Spring Cleaning Products: New England’s Finest

Spring Cleaning Products: New England’s Finest
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1. Clean everything from woodwork to bathroom tile to rugs with Liquid Sunshine NonToxic Cleaner ($14.98 38oz concentrate,... Read More »

Summer Skin Soothers

Summer Skin Soothers
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Sun, sand, and surf can wreak havoc on skin and tresses. Wearing plenty of sunscreen outdoors is key... Read More »

Photography

Cape Cod Houses | Slide Show

Cape Cod Houses | Slide Show
5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

Cape Cod houses designed by architectural firm Polhemus Savery DaSilva get a modern approach to a traditional aesthetic.... Read More »

New England Lighthouses | Photography Slide Show

New England Lighthouses | Photography Slide Show
9 votes, 4.61 avg. rating (90% score)

Who doesn’t love a lighthouse? These sturdy sentinels have become “must-sees” for every visitor to New England. See... Read More »

Travel

Around Cape Ann With a Paddle

Around Cape Ann With a Paddle
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The 20-mile Blackburn Challenge, “the East Coast’s premier open-water human-powered boat competition,” is named for a Gloucester fisherman... Read More »

Autumn Drives, Photos, Blog

Autumn Drives, Photos, Blog
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Where is peak color? Yankee editor Mel Allen has the answer! It’s time to take your fall foray... Read More »

Find Moose, Whales, Puffins

Find Moose, Whales, Puffins
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Where to find them: Where to find moose Massachusetts Whale Watch Whale Watch New England Aquarium Watch 7... Read More »

Lighthouse Tours and Visits

Lighthouse Tours and Visits
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An asterisk (*) designates tower or house interior open for tours. The grounds of many other lighthouses (though... Read More »

New England Lighthouses | A Lighthouse Life List

New England Lighthouses | A Lighthouse Life List
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We romanticize them, but what makes New England lighthouses quintessential icons is their simple, sturdy practicality. They weren’t... Read More »

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA
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Hanging on the wall of the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshire Hills is a painting of a... Read More »

Rear Range Light | Lighthouse Dining in Newburyport, MA

Rear Range Light | Lighthouse Dining in Newburyport, MA
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Ten years ago, James Hyland, president and founder of the Lighthouse Preservation Society, decided to serve up something... Read More »

More Great Stories

5 Tips for Sand Castles | Advice

5 Tips for Sand Castles | Advice
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First, find a spot just above the high-tide line, so your creation doesn’t get washed away. Shovel sand... Read More »

All About Lighthouses

All About Lighthouses
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Lighthouses Slide Shows Photos of New England Lighthouses Great Online Resource Visit Jeremy D’Entremont’s New England Lighthouses: A... Read More »

Best Places in Nantucket

Best Places in Nantucket
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Just back from some R&R on my favorite island, Nantucket. I’ve been going since I was a kid.... Read More »

Book Excerpt from Peter’s War

Book Excerpt from Peter’s War
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When historian and constitutional scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm first discovered a 1765 bill of sale for a 19-month-old... Read More »

Book Excerpt: Tanglewood: A Group Memoir

Book Excerpt: Tanglewood: A Group Memoir
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Read more: Tanglewood picnic ideas Peggy Daniel presents the story of Tanglewood through a treasure trove of stories... Read More »

Celebrations in 2009

Celebrations in 2009
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Maine Lighthouse Week is June 14-21. For tour and event information, contact individual lighthouses, in addition to: lighthouse.cc/links/cruises.html... Read More »

Cookbooks: Martha’s Vineyard

Cookbooks: Martha’s Vineyard
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Morning Glory Farm and the Family That Feeds an Island: Including 70 Favorite Martha’s Vineyard Recipes (Vineyard Stories,... Read More »

Cooking with the Family

Cooking with the Family
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I spent the weekend with my nephew and nieces, six-year-old James being the eldest, followed by Kiley at... Read More »

Corn Recipes

Corn Recipes
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Corn is king in the summer. Put it to good use in these recipes for chowder, pudding, quiche,... Read More »

Dinner at the Farm

Dinner at the Farm
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Last night we had our usual Wednesday-night dinner at the farm. This is the best time of year,... Read More »

Family Camping in New England

Family Camping in New England
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Pack the tents and cookstoves and fishing poles. It’s time to take the family camping. Look for New... Read More »

Inside YANKEE: July/August 2009

Inside YANKEE: July/August 2009
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Although it’s been more than 25 years since I wrote about Connie Small and her life as the... Read More »

Kayak to a Lighthouse in New England

Kayak to a Lighthouse in New England
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Yankee Magazine’s July/August issue features the ultimate lighthouse guide. In keeping with the spirit of everything lighthouse I... Read More »

Lighthouse Museums

Lighthouse Museums
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The largest lighthouse museum in the United States is right here in New England, thanks to the 2007... Read More »

Lighthouse-Themed Products

Lighthouse-Themed Products
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Now in its 20th year, Lighthouse Depot in Wells, Maine, offers two full floors of everything and anything... Read More »

New Hampshire Dream Vacation

New Hampshire Dream Vacation
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You might think I am just a sucker for a marketing campaign, but I love the State of... Read More »

Newburyport Lighthouse Dinner

Newburyport Lighthouse Dinner
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Once you climb the 55-step winding staircase to the top of Rear Range Light in Newburyport, Massachusetts, you... Read More »

Old Home Days 2009

Old Home Days 2009
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The tradition of Old Home Days began in 1897 in New Hampshire and still goes on every summer... Read More »

One of my Favorite Traditions

One of my Favorite Traditions
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Once a year, I go with a group of friends to Duxbury, Massachusetts, to visit the farmers of... Read More »

Pairings for July/August 2009

Pairings for July/August 2009
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To respond, click on the link below. You will come to our Feedback page. Step 1. Fill in... Read More »

Pairings Hint — July/August

Pairings Hint — July/August
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To respond, click on the link below. You will come to our Feedback page. Step 1. Fill in... Read More »

Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe
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Roasted red pepper soup is a big hit at Rubi’s Cafe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where owner Matthew... Read More »

SLIDE SHOW: The Coast of Maine

SLIDE SHOW: The Coast of Maine
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Photographer Carl Heilman II captures the beauty of Acadia National Park, Wood Island lighthouse, Monhegan Harbor, and many... Read More »

Speaking My MInd

Speaking My MInd
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Tell us in the comment box below. Read more: Tanglewood Picnic Sensational Summer Sandwiches Picnic with a View... Read More »

Stay in a Lighthouse

Stay in a Lighthouse
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Rose Island Lighthouse Rhode Island Roseislandlighthouse.org Guaranteed water view. In addition to day tourists, Rose Island Lighthouse welcomes... Read More »

Summer Pie Recipes

Summer Pie Recipes
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One of the best things to do with summer’s fruits is bake them into a pie. Here are... Read More »

VIDEO: Last Green Valley, CT

VIDEO: Last Green Valley, CT
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A wide, quiet corridor of pretty villages and green landscapes lies hidden within one of the most densely... Read More »

VIDEO: Maine’s Blueberry Barrens

VIDEO: Maine’s Blueberry Barrens
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David Brooks Stess has been raking Maine’s blueberries and photographing the lives of migrant workers for more than... Read More »

VIDEO: Pan-Mass Challenge

VIDEO: Pan-Mass Challenge
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The 30th Annual Pan-Mass Challenge takes place August 1-2, 2009, with more than 5,000 cyclists from Sturbridge to... Read More »

VIDEO: Sand Sculpture Competition

VIDEO: Sand Sculpture Competition
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Sand sculpture competitions are way more than the sand castles we made with our children’s pails at the... Read More »

VIDEO: Six Summer Travels

VIDEO: Six Summer Travels
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Ask Yankee editor Mel Allen for great travel destinations in New England and here’s the answer — one... Read More »



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