Amas



a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.
Contemporary Examples

And over the weekend, Gaga redefined the R. Kelly duet in a good way on the amas.
Has Lady Gaga Fallen From Her Throne? Michael Musto November 25, 2013

Following his outrageous performance at the amas, Adam Lambert was banned from Good Morning America today.
Five Gays Blast GMA Jacob Bernstein November 23, 2009

Historical Examples

He repeats his amo, amas, amavi, in the same singing tone as our common school-boys.
Travels in England in 1782 Charles P. Moritz

I know all about amo, amas, amat, and how to make a flying tackle.
Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine

Si amas historiam et fortia facta heroum, non depone Rollin, precor; ne Clio offendas nunc, nec illa det veniam olim.
The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters Henry David Thoreau

Procumbit humi bos—for Bos—read Dobbs—amo, amas—I loved a lass.
Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat

Formerly Anas were the fashion; now it is amas, et le change est pour le mieux.
Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829. Hermann Pckler-Muskau

Mia fratino is in the nominative, amas lin being understood.
The International Auxiliary Language Esperanto George Cox

I suppose if you flash up amo, amas to a Chicago man, he thinks youre Elihu Burritt, the learned bib-bib-blacksmith.
Short Sixes H. C. Bunner

Reuben had sensed this, ever since his and Ben’s first sweaty encounters with amo, amas, amat.
Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn

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