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a cry used to encourage a hawk to fly.


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  • Aua

    American Unitarian Association. Historical Examples The dehortative and cautionary particles kaua, aua, kei, belong strictly to the imperative. Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition) Robert Maunsell For directing the sledge the following words are used: aua, aua! The Central Eskimo Franz Boas Ear, ochtauakay (ch guttural; aua separated; kay German, with the rest […]

  • Aubade

    a piece sung or played outdoors at dawn, usually as a compliment to someone. Historical Examples After all, that “aubade Provenale” was just the melodious story of the woods in spring. The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt Sweet as any aubade of the olden time, under olive and ilex, is it not? A Speckled Bird […]

  • Aubain

    n. 1727, from French aubaine (12c.), of unknown origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin Albanus, but the sense is obscure. Klein suggests Frankish *alibanus, literally “belonging to another ban.” A right of French kings, whereby they claimed the property of every non-naturalized stranger who died in their realm. Abolished 1819. Historical Examples Madame aubain resigned herself […]

  • Aubanel

    Théodore [tey-aw-dawr] /teɪ ɔˈdɔr/ (Show IPA), 1829–86, French poet. Historical Examples By the school of the so-called Félibres, of whom Mistral and Aubanel are the chief. A Short History of French Literature George Saintsbury Through Roumanille he came to know Aubanel, Croustillat, and others. Frdric Mistral Charles Alfred Downer Some others of the Félibres, even […]

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