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- n. A single lobe of an insect's maxilla.
- n. The grinding surface of an insect's mandible.
- n. Plural form of malum.
- n. A bead or a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of malum.
- n. A sclerite in the mouth-parts of certain Myriapoda, the third joint of the mandible, supporting the sclerites which homologize with the galea and lacinia of an insect's maxilla.
Non tuus leuis in mala deditus uir adultera, probra turpia persequens,
There's a reason the Sichuan-style broth is called mala, meaning "numb and spicy."
This particular hot pot stock is also called mala hot pot from what I heard but I am not sure yet until I make it!
The rosary is called mala and consists of one hundred and eight beads.
The couples merely exchanged garlands along with a symbolic sanjha mala, which is a larger garland that covers both the bride and the groom.
Many of the two dozen in attendance grasped a strand of 13 holy beads, called mala beads, which Symons passed out as a holiday gift for her students.
The mala is the most treasured tool of many Vajrayana Buddhists, and it is very carefully guarded and maintained.
Chinese: The Chinese Buddhists and Taoists use a 108 bead mala, which is called su-chu, and has three dividing beads, so the mala is divided into three parts of 36 each.
Also the "mala" beads representing the entwining snakes fall into the same category of iconic license.
In the common law tradition, the legal wrongs picked out by such principles have been called mala in se, as distinct from mala prohibita ” things wrong in themselves as distinct from things wrong only because prohibited by (positive) law ” and this distinction remains, for good reason, in use in judicial reasoning.
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