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  Car Hire Faro Rent Car
Faro is the capital and administrative centre of the Algarve region of Portugal.
Faro has a few Moorish and Roman ruins dating from around the 13th century, but the majority of its attractive older buildings date from the second half of the 18th century, after an earthquake in 1755 devastated the town.
And the area is paradise for golfers with around 19 courses on the coastal stretch between Faro and Albufeira.
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  Faro (card-game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although both Faro and Basset were forbidden in France, on severe penalties, these games continued to be in great vogue in England during the 18th century; apparently because it was easy to learn, it gave the appearance of being very fair, and, lastly, it was a very quiet, quick game, and could be played discreetly.
Faro bankers were alleged to employ 'gentlemen' to give a very favourable report of the game to the town, so that the games would be allowed to transpire without further inquiry.
Faro was played with an entire pack of cards, and admitted of an indeterminate number of players, termed 'punters,' and a 'banker.' Each player laid his stake on one of the 52 cards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faro_(card-game)   (526 words)

  
 Faro (card-game) - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although both Basset and Faro were forbidden in France, on severe penalties, these games continued to be in great vogue in England during the 18th century, especially Faro; for the alleged reasons that it was easy to learn, that it appeared to be very fair, and, lastly, that it was a very quiet game.
The Faro bankers seem to have employed some 'gentlemen' to give a very favourable report of the game to the town, and so every one took it upon trust without further inquiry.
Faro was the daughter of Basset -- both alike notorious frauds, there being no one, except professed gamblers, who could be said to understand the secrets of these games.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /faro_(card-game).htm   (481 words)

  
 Faro
Despite this distinguished pedigree, its appeal in 19th Century America ran to all classes of society, from the banker to the '49er and was commonly called, among the "baser sort", "Bucking the Tiger".
Faro is not much played today, as it is a banking game and gambling houses tend to favor games where the odds are more clearly in favor of the house.
In its most basic form, the Faro table is a long rectangle (perhaps two feet by one and a half) It is covered in green felt, and laid upon this felt is the "lay-out".
www.lahacal.org /gentleman/faro.html   (1405 words)

  
 Critics worry about Faro's strip club ties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Three councilors say Faro's actions as council president were cited in an appeal by the strip club applicants and left the town open to a lawsuit presently against the council and town.
In May 1999, Faro told council and the applicants for Amesbury Entertainment LLC that he believed the application should be heard by the Planning Board and not the council, even though the hearing had been publicly posted as council business.
Dow said that Faro's action is one of the reasons she failed to cast her vote for him for another term as council president.
www.eagletribune.com /news/stories/20011005/HA_005.htm   (1148 words)

  
 The Game of Faro - History & Rules for the King of Old West Card Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Faro (also commonly spelled “Pharo”) is an old card game that is not much played today, as casinos tend to favor games where the odds are more clearly in favor of the house.
Faro is a "banking" game where any number of players (which were then called "punters") play against the dealer or the house, referred to as the "bank".
As such, faro dealers often travelled with their gaming equipment from town to town, setting up their faro bank and often risking their personal fortune in a saloon for a fee or running a "house" bank in exchange for a piece (percentage) of the action.
www.bcvc.net /faro   (495 words)

  
 Portugal > Travel > Algarve > Faro
Faro is the administrative centre for the whole of the Algarve region with a population in excess of 55.000 people.
Faro is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 17.000 hectares and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.
Further to the north of this village is the town of Santa Barbára de Nexe with a bronze age hilltop fort nearby.
www.portugal-info.net /algarve/faro.htm   (683 words)

  
 The Algarve Network - Faro
The Arabs occupied Faro in the 8th century and rebuilt the city wall.
In the 17th century Faro continued to grow as several religious buildings were built as well as a new defensive wall known as "Cerca Seisentista".
Faro is the capital of the Algarve since 1756.
www.thealgarve.net /location/faro.htm   (804 words)

  
 Faro City East Algarve Portugal
Faro, just a twenty-minute drive from Casa Rosa is the provincial capital of the Algarve, the closest most visitors get to Faro is the airport.
Faro is the administrative centre for the whole of the Algarve region with a population in excess of 40.000 thousand people.
Faro is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 17.000 hectares and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.
www.casarosa.com.pt /faro.htm   (637 words)

  
 Learn Portuguese in Faro. Portuguese courses in Faro, Portugal.
In Faro, the host families are all located in the town centre, and are often within walking distance of the school.
Located in the heart of the Algarve, Faro is an historic fishing port with an old walled town and a very Portuguese feel.
Faro is the perfect base from which to explore the Algarve.
www.languagesabroad.co.uk /faro.html   (420 words)

  
 Faro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However Faro is the capital of the Algarve and is a large town which is worth exploring.
The town was badly affected by a major earthquake in 1755, however the walls largely remain and the centre is a maze of small alleys.
Faro also has three museums; the Prince Henry Archaeological Museum, the Martime Museum and the Ethnographic Museum.
algarvehouses.com /towns_resorts/Faro.htm   (204 words)

  
 Nation's Restaurant News: Making waves with grains: chefs give entrees signature twists with interesting varieties and ...
He sautes the faro with shallots and onions and then slowly adds stock "little by little" until it is cooked.
Faro commonly is defined as a type of hard wheat that also is known as spelt.
The chef describes faro as "a grain that is similar to barley and is Italian in origin with a nutty flavor."
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3190/is_28_36/ai_89393435   (1286 words)

  
 Portugal City Guides :: Faro/Loule
Loulé is 18km inland from Faro and, not being a resort, is one of the few places in the area that offers a whiff of the region’s pre-tourist-boom atmosphere.
The international airport, 6 km to the northwest of Faro, is where most tourists enter the town from, alighting at the harbor.
Not much of old Faro remains due to earthquakes in 1532 and 1755, and an English army in 1596.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/port2004/city_guide/faro.html   (586 words)

  
 Wichita Faro -- Play faro card game online and journey to America's frontier past. Free Flash game, Sean Gleeson, ...
Today, faro is all but forgotten, but when America was young, very young — before baseball, hot dogs, or Coca-Cola was even invented — faro was the most played game in the country.
On the western frontier, the faro table was a familiar sight — and sound — to every saloon patron.
The visual design of Wichita Faro owes more to the real world of oak, brass, paper and ink than to the videogame world of rectangles and pixels.
www.gleeson.us /faro   (288 words)

  
 FARO International USA - Measuring arms, Laser Tracker, Laser Scanner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
FARO Technologies design, develop, and market portable, computerized measurement devices like measuring arms, laser scanner and laser tracker and software.
FARO's products allow manufacturers to perform 3-D inspections of parts and assemblies on the shop floor.
FARO, THE MEASURE OF SUCCESS is a registered trademark of FARO Technologies Inc. © 2001-2006 FARO Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved.
www.faro.com   (85 words)

  
 easyJet.com - Faro
There's plenty to do and see in the ancient city of Faro and a visit to the old part of the city, surrounded still by the Roman walls, is a must.
For nature lovers, Faro is the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 17,000 hectares and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.
Faro airport is a short distance from the city, but your journey may take some time due to the road links to the city centre.
www.easyjet.com /EN/Planning/Destination/fao.html   (343 words)

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