Origin of Amazon
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The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It looks like Amazon is on track to get additional Pentagon contracts as well.
The Atlantic has reported extensively on the at least $600 million Amazon stands to be paid for handling CIA data.
Netflix and Amazon, two companies responsible for much of our contemporary TV-viewing habits, have taken things to the next level.
Crowd labor platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk operate with few rules and little protection for workers.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A strangely romantic love-tale is told of this beauteous Amazon.
The first greeting of one amazon to the other is to slap her face.The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair|Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
It was Rose, living and glowing; Rose, who was the brilliant young Amazon, smoothing the neck of a mettlesome gray cob.Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
She had the development of an Amazon and the fresh face of a girl from the shires of England.The Tale of Timber Town|Alfred Grace
Old though she was, had she not been pinioned, Brunhild would have held her saddle like an Amazon.
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Word Origin and History for amazon
late 14c., from Greek Amazon (mostly in plural Amazones) "one of a race of female warriors in Scythia," probably from an unknown non-Indo-European word, possibly from an Iranian compound *ha-maz-an- "(one) fighting together" [Watkins], but in folk etymology long derived from a- "without" + mazos "breasts," hence the story that the Amazons cut or burned off one breast so they could draw bowstrings more efficiently.
The river in South America (originally called by the Spanish Rio Santa Maria de la Mar Dulce) rechristened by Francisco de Orellana, 1541, after an encounter with female warriors of the Tapuyas (or, as some say, beardless, long-haired male tribesmen; still others hold that the name is a corruption of a native word in Tupi or Guarani meaning "wave").