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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of ala.

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  • n. Plural form of ala.

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Examples

  • Activities include history and storytelling from kupuna, plus a walk to spot the magnificent Hawaiian moorhen, or 'alae' ula (10 a.m.); a native plant walk (11 a.m.);

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • I supposed some man had the fire, and behold, it was not so; the alae are the proprietors of the fire, and our bananas are all stolen. "

    Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends

  • Possibly some alae production in the global south will eventually make sense.

    Rabett Run

  • I\'d barely spent ten minutes wandering through the aisles at this week\'s Fancy Food Show before I\'d sampled a Belgian chocolate, a tangy English cheddar, a cup of fragrant white tea -- made from the tips of leaves plucked from Sri Lankan bushes -- and a grain of Flavorbank\'s Hawaiian red alae sea salt.

    Sarah Murray: To Boldly Go: Global Food Marches Forward

  • I'd barely spent ten minutes wandering through the aisles at this week's Fancy Food Show before I'd sampled a Belgian chocolate, a tangy English cheddar, a cup of fragrant white tea -- made from the tips of leaves plucked from Sri Lankan bushes -- and a grain of Flavorbank's Hawaiian red alae sea salt.

    Sarah Murray: To Boldly Go: Global Food Marches Forward

  • Promissis everberant, molliunt dulciloquiis, et opportunum tempus aucupantes laqueos ingerunt quos vix Lucretia vitare; escam parant quam vel satur Hippolitus sumeret, &c. Hae sane sunt virgae soporiferae quibus contactae animae ad Orcum descendunt; hoc gluten quo compactae mentium alae evolare nequeunt, daemonis ancillae, quae sollicitant, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • His face became distorted; the alae of the nose worked convulsively; his lips moved quiveringly up and down; his eyelids were expanded into a wild and eager stare; the tongue was now stiff, now played convulsively within the mouth; and the muscles of the throat, larynx, and trachea were sympathetically affected.

    Knotted Tongues

  • The two Heymans were thus able to demonstrate that expansion of the lungs stopped the respiratory movements of the head in the expiratory position, which was indicated by the recording of laryngeal and alae nasi movements, while collapse of the lungs immediately induced inspiratory-type respiration in the head.

    Physiology or Medicine 1938 - Presentation Speech

  • A moan, or grunt, in the early part of the disease indicates a dangerous attack, and the _alae nasi_ (cartilages of the nose) rise spasmodically at each inspiration; the air rushes through the inflamed windpipe and bronchial tubes, so as to produce a loud, coarse respiratory murmur; and the spasmodic action of the abdominal muscles indicates the difficulty the animal also experiences in the act of expiration.

    Cattle and Their Diseases Embracing Their History and Breeds, Crossing and Breeding, And Feeding and Management; With the Diseases to which They are Subject, And The Remedies Best Adapted to their Cure

  • From sixty to eighty feet, divide the length by four and one half and let the result be the width of the alae.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

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  • *covers snout*

    March 21, 2009

  • "The lateral flaring walls of the nostril (sg. ala)."
    - SNPA

    March 21, 2009