Did you by any chance mean ay?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common English digraph representing generally the sound of “broad a” (â), but often also ä. It occurs only exceptionally, and by conformation with Romanic analogies, in words of Anglo-Saxon origin, as in aught, taught, daughter, haulm = halm, baulk = balk (and formerly as a variant, medially, with aw, as in baul, hauk, etc., for bawl, hawk, etc.). In words of Old French (and ultimately Latin) origin it represents an original al, now sometimes
aulas in fault, assault, etc., or a before a nasal, as in aunt, haunch, launch, etc. (but in most such words now usually simplified to a, as in grand, grant, lance, etc.). It is frequently of Latin origin, as in audit, cause, laud, etc., or of Greek origin, as in caustic. In words from recent French it may have the present F. sound (ō) as in hauteur, au fait, etc. In words of German and usually of other foreign origin, it has its analytical value (ä + u), corresponding to English ou in sour, as in sauerkraut, ablaut, umlaut. Formerly auand aw were used almost indifferently; but now au is never final in English words, while aw is rarely medial, except in a few familiar words, as in hawk, bawl, but regularly final, as in law, saw, claw, etc. See aw.
- n. To the; at the; with the: the dative of the French definite article, occurring in some phrases frequently used in English, as au fait, au fond, au revoir, etc.
- n. The chemical symbol of gold (L., aurum).
- n. a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia
- n. a unit of length used for distances within the solar system; equal to the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers)
“Even the churned foam from a paddle wheel is _café au lait_ with what a blue-jacket contemptuously referred to as "a little more of the _au lait!”
“They have real food, you can order a large latte without beeing sneered at, and the pain au chocolat is not the best I have had, but it is in the top three.”
“These pastries include things like croissants, Danishes, pain au chocolate (both often made with croissant dough).”
“Even treats like pain au chocolate and brioche au sucre are not sweetened, despite their respective additions of chocolate and sugar.”
“In the office I googled ‘pain au chocolate’ and instead of receiving the usual error – ‘Did you mean “pain au chocolat”?’”
“Sorry, but I think expedia. com.au is better than the rest.”
“I snarfed without chewing savored a pain au chocolat.”
“Incubating Pain au Chocolat and a moment or two of this:”
“Please tell me you ate some pain au chocolat for me?”
“Here's an obscure example: it might be helpful knowing that a burger in a French café with the designation au cheval, is not, in fact made of horse meat, but simply the familiar beef patty topped with a fried egg.”
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Abbreviations & symbolic numbers
Words containing no consonants and found in at least one major dictionary.
Foreign words permitted.
Name Sym # Wt
actinium Ac 89 (227)
aluminum Al 13 26.98
americium Am 95 (243)
antimony Sb 51 121.7
argon Ar 18 39.94
arsenic As 33 74.92
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