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the Sumerian god of heaven: the counterpart of the Akkadian Anu.
Abandoning the project now, ANS officials note, would make all that spending a colossal waste.
Yucca Nuclear Site Returns Daniel Stone August 25, 2011
ANS researchers found that all off-site health consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi accident may ultimately be negligible.
Japanese Debris Plume From Tsunami Migrating Across Pacific Ocean Daniel Stone March 8, 2012
It was ruled by twenty kings, and was finally conquered by the Chal-de´ANS.
Outline Studies in the Old Testament for Bible Teachers Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
It was so sure enough: a Queen ANS sixpence of that very date.
Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush William Makepeace Thackeray
ANS: Wal, wal, I do declare it has ben so long I’se jes don’t remember.
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration
If “ifs” an’ “ANS” were kettles an’ pANS there would be nae use for tinklers.
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
ANS: The words of ye question may be understood of extracting a confession from a delinquente either by oath or bodily tormente.
Bradford’s History of ‘Plimoth Plantation’ William Bradford
“Those ‘ifs’ and ‘ANS’ are stubborn things,” observed the captain.
The Settlers William H. G. Kingston
When they had checked her trunk and the train was about ready to start, ANS looked uneasy and fidgeted about.
A Little Norsk; Or, Ol’ Pap’s Flaxen Hamlin Garland
Their fall released into German control the railway junction at ANS.
The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII) Various
a form of the indefinite article used before an initial vowel sound: an old car, an elf, an honour
(subordinating) an obsolete or dialect word for if See and (sense 9)
(myth) the Sumerian sky god Babylonian counterpart Anu
indefinite article before words beginning with vowels, 12c., from Old English an (with a long vowel) “one; lone,” also used as a prefix an- “single, lone;” see one for the divergence of that word from this. Also see a, of which this is the older, fuller form.
In other European languages, identity between indefinite article and the word for “one” remains explicit (e.g. French un, German ein, etc.) Old English got by without indefinite articles: He was a good man in Old English was he wæs god man. Circa 15c., a and an commonly were written as one word with the following noun, which contributed to the confusion over how such words as newt and umpire ought to be divided (see N).
In Shakespeare, etc., an sometimes is a contraction of as if (a usage first attested c.1300), especially before it.
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Archaeology. a looped handle, especially of a vase. Astronomy. either of the apparent extremities of the rings of Saturn or of other planets, especially when viewed from the earth or from spacecraft under certain conditions, when they look like two handles. Contemporary Examples Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told Italian news agency ansa that he had […]
Archaeology. a looped handle, especially of a vase. Astronomy. either of the apparent extremities of the rings of Saturn or of other planets, especially when viewed from the earth or from spacecraft under certain conditions, when they look like two handles. ansa an·sa (ān’sə) n. pl. an·sae (-sē) An anatomical structure shaped like a loop […]
the first inhabitants of Medina to accept Islam. any of those who helped Muhammad after he began his preaching. Contemporary Examples Similarly, whether other groups like Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi can be considered part of al Qaeda is a factual question. Obama’s Kobe Bryant-Al Qaeda Flap Daveed Gartenstein-Ross January 21, 2014 Some local media also […]
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