Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A smoothed palm-leaf used in Ceylon and southern India for writing upon, or a letter or other document written on such a leaf. The writing is scratched on the leaf with a steel-pointed stylus, and is sometimes rubbed over with some material to make it more legible.
- n. A female given name used in the U.S. in the end of the nineteenth century.
- n. leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
“Defined as "a rippling wave effect that passes right around a stadium full of spectators, achieved when all the spectators in turn stand up with their arms raised and then sit down again with their arms lowered" (Chambers 21st Century Dictionary), the Mexican wave or La Ola is a cooperative, coordinated and spectacular sight that gained popularity after the 1986 World Cup soccer competition held in Mexico.”
“In one episode from the show, the heroine Ola is introduced to what seems to be the perfect suitor.”
“The region in Hawaii now known as Ola'a was originally called La'a.”
“For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023; or go to www. tops.org.”
“The core of the park lies at 19°11'-19°33'N, 155°01'-155°39'W; whilst the 'Ola'a Tract, to the north-east is centered on 19°29'N, 155°15'W”
“The 'Ola'a Forest Tract was donated in 1951 and 1953 (Executive Order No. 1640).”
“As we passed along the narrow street, Antonio was hailed with an "Ola" from a species of shop in which three men, apparently shoemakers, were seated.”
“Every morning I was woken early by birds in trees outside with distinct impression that one was wolf whistling and occasionally saying "Ola" which seemed odd.”
“Ola's trying to unleash my sexy side, but grinding my hips in public makes me feel sick.”
“No Spanish officials stamped us into Spain, and there was only a cheery set of Spanish border guards who welcomed into Spain with big 'Ola's'.”
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