from the beginning.
The Romans began their noonday meal with eggs, and ended with a dessert; ab ovo ad malum.
The Castaways Captain Mayne Reid
I knew him from the very egg, I may say—ab ovo—Mrs. Cavanagh; it was I instilled his first principles into him.
The Emigrants Of Ahadarra William Carleton
Smith minor’s translation of ab ovo usque ad mala is thus justified: “It is up to the males to lay eggs.”
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 26, 1916 Various
from the beginning
- Ab urbe condita
from the founding of the city (Rome, about 753 b.c.). Abbreviation: A.U.C. uknown the full form of AUC
a coarse, felted fabric woven of camel’s or goat’s hair. a loose, sleeveless outer garment made of this fabric or of silk, worn by Arabs. a town in SE Nigeria. Amateur Boxing Association. American Badminton Association. American Bankers Association. American Bar Association. American Basketball Association. . American Booksellers Association. Associate in Business Administration. Contemporary Examples […]
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a Philippine plant, Musa textilis. the fiber of this plant, used in making rope, fabrics, etc. Historical Examples The abaca fiber is not spun or wrung, but is jointed end to end. Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889 Various Weavers of abaca left their looms and hung out of the windows to talk […]
noun another name for nomogram Historical Examples Besides the couches and the table, sideboards (abac) were the only articles of furniture usually found in the trclnium. The Private Life of the Romans Harold Whetstone Johnston Scotty pointed at drying racks on which Manila hemp fiber, product of the abac, was drying. The Pirates of Shan […]