Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of moths, of the family Yponomeutidæ. A. degeerella is a woodland species, notable for spinning gossamer.
- n. A female given name.
- Latinate form of French Adèle, short form of Germanic compound names beginning with adal, adel "noble". (Wiktionary)
“You mean she's had a note with the word Adela on it the whole time and she's too stupid to Google it?”
“I wish you to give me your word Adela may live here with you for as long as she wants, and that you’ll not force a marriage on her, no matter what the circumstances.”
“Some pozole recipes call for cooking the corn and the meat separately; however, I prefer the method presented in Adela Fernandez 'La Tradicional Cocina Mexicana.”
“‘The girl that was stabbed to death in Loma Grande was called Adela, not Gabriela.’”
“She said she believed that Adela -- she called her Adela -- that Adela took the loss of her jewels as a punishment for her sins.”
“These meals were good, and washed down with plenty of spirits and water, the two servant-like women and the so-called Adela waiting on the party, everything being a matter of wonder to the prisoner, who stared wildly at the well-dressed, lady-like, girlish creature who busied herself in supplying the wants of the gang of four bricklayer-like men.”
“They had all called her Adela in that house, and he had learned to do as others did.”
“For a negotiable fee, viewers can call Adela and be threatened with violence.”
“My little helper "Adela" has been ironing all of my little Mexican poncho's and now she is threatening me with the vacuum noise to get off this computer.”
“Craven shrank inwardly as he heard Miss Van Tuyn say "Adela," but he only nodded and tried to return adequately the expression in her eyes.”
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