from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of very small American lizards of the family Iguanidæ, nearly related both to Holbrookia and to Sceloporus. There are several species, as U. elegans, U. stansburiana, U. ornata, etc., inhabiting western regions of the United States, as from Utah southward.
- noun A Peruvian name for a skin-disease analogous to, if not identical with,
espundia, considered to be a kind of lupus. It is attributed to the sting or bite of some insect, and is curable, but may become fatal in case of excesses or neglect. It is limited to warmer districts.
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- noun a reptile genus of Iguanidae
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On reaching the end of the southern island, called Uta, we were kept waiting two days for a wind that would enable us to pass over to the next island, Teor, and I began to despair of ever reaching
On reaching the end of the southern island, called Uta, we were kept waiting two days for a wind that would enable us to pass over to the next island, Teor, and I began to despair of ever reaching Ke, and determined on returning.
In the Quebrada of Canta, where the verugas are less common than in that of Matucanas, another disease, called the Uta, is of very frequent occurrence.
[FN#567] Properly "Uta," the different rooms, each "Odalisque," or concubine, having her own.
Tauaika 'Uta'atu told the Matangi Tonga news website.
'Uta'atu said the British government would pay $4 million to cover Tongan costs the first year, including uniforms, ammunition, accommodation, travel expenses and a daily stipend for each soldier in Afghanistan.
* The kanji 鼓動 has furigana reading "Uta" or song, but the original kanji really reads "Beat of Life".
As historian Uta Andrea Balbier points out, neo-evangelicalism took from its fundamentalist roots its concentration on a literal reading of the Bible, its belief in the Second Coming of Christ, and its emphasis on Victorian family ideas.
According to the historian Uta Poiger, these clubs were “notorious for jam sessions where musicians improvised and played long solos, while the audience danced and clapped.”
In fact, as Uta Poiger has pointed out, Eastern Bloc authorities learned to attack jazz, rock-and-roll, and Hollywood from others.