Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree of New Zealand, Metrosideros robusta, growing from 60 to 80 feet high, the wood of which is used in cabinet-work, and in civil and naval architecture. The name belongs also to M. florida, a stout-trunked climber ascending the highest trees; it is also more or less extended by settlers to other species of the genus. Besides in several cases yielding valuable wood, these trees are notable for their profusion of brilliant flowers, which are generally, as in
M. robusta, scarlet. See fire-treeand Metrosideros.
- n. Any of various New Zealand plants of the genus Metrosideros, yielding a hard dark red wood.
- n. The mangosteen tree Garcinia dulcis of Indonesia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A New Zealand forest tree (Metrosideros robusta), also, its hard dark red wood, used by the Maoris for paddles and war clubs.
- Maori (Wiktionary)
“In which case it might be better called rata-twee.”
“Surely you understand that you can structure an investment in the levered firm to be identical to one in the unlevered firm by buying a pro rata share of the debt.”
“It is sad to see the cowards that would choose to live as rata with no honor rather then die fighting for the rights and freedoms that our forefathers envisioned for us.”
“Greater London - West London | £19,951 pro rata”
“A seller of protection on the MCDX index would pay out on a pro-rata basis when a default occurs, in line with the weighing that the defaulting issuer had in the index.”
“The transaction will take the form of a tax-free pro rata distribution to shareholders, though Cablevision's controlling shareholders, the family of Chief Executive Jim Dolan , will keep their grip on the Rainbow unit through a dual-class share structure.”
“So this means that with any partial distributions, the basis is determined by pro rata aggregating all of the IRAs.”
“With the help of the NUJ's Cashback for Interns campaign, Hudson took TPG Web Publishing, owner of My Village, to a tribunal, and earlier this month she was awarded £1,025 for five weeks' work at the national minimum wage rate, plus pro rata holiday pay.”
“But in the current climate, most organisations hiring freelancers can only afford to pay the equivalent of a pro rata full-time salary.”
“I assume that the purpose of the New York City Fire Department is to put out fires and not to have pro rata representation of the races and sexes in the department.”
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