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

  • n. Plural of velum.

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  • n. Plural form of velum.


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  • Looking at the list, it says: "tres deslizadores con o sin vela y sus accesorios,".

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  • Palakkad, the place of the renowned Kannambra vela, which is a downscale version of the Thrissur Pooram and the finale of all the velas and poorams of North Kerala.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • As "vela" is Portuguese a sail, I supposed I had discovered the origin of this, but I found afterwards they used the same cry when heaving anchor, and often chanted it to "hela," which is so much an universal expression of exertion and hard breathing that it is most probably a mere interjectional cry.

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  • Capitoline Hills, where fruits and other commodities were sold in booths, or under awnings, from which ( "vela") the streets probably derived their name.

    The Captiva and the Mostellaria

  • Français · Une femme égyptienne tuée dans un tribunal allemand à cause de son voile srpski · Egipćanka ubijena u nemačkoj sudnici zbog nošenja vela

    Global Voices in English » Egyptian woman killed in German court for being veiled

  • I enjoyed the vela, but I truly loved the Saturday morning Catholic mass (the first I've ever attended) which had many cross-dressers in attendance.

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  • :::::: MARTIN TRUJILLO:::::: said ... muy bueno viste la campaña viral de quik, esa que hacen olas con un explosivo?, vela en mi blog, saludos


  • Earlier this week the FDA said Shire could launch velaglucerase alfa, or vela, an experimental treatment for Gaucher disease, another genetic disorder, on the U.S. market.

    Shire Turns Profit and Talks to U.S.

  • The company intends to initially provide vela in the U.S. for free, so the handful of patients with the condition can get effective treatment, the Shire CEO said.

    Shire Turns Profit and Talks to U.S.

  • Shire said earlier this week that vela had passed its Phase III trial, and the FDA allowed the company to supply the drug ahead of formal approval.

    Shire Turns Profit and Talks to U.S.


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