• WordNet 3.6
    • n Melia type genus of the Meliaceae: East Indian and Australian deciduous trees with leaves resembling those of the ash
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n melia A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants of the natural order Meliaceæ and the tribe Melieæ, characterized by pinnate leaves, an elongated stamentube, and from 10 to 12 anthers. They are trees, with alternate pinnate or bipinnate leaves, and large axillary panicles of medium-sized flowers, which are white or purple, and are either 5- or 6-parted. There are 12 species, found in eastern India, Australia, and Oceania. M. Azedarach, variously known as pride-of-India, bead-tree, false sycamore, etc., is native in sub-Himalayan India, Persia, and China, and widely cultivated for ornament in warm countries. It is from 30 to 50 feet high, and has bipinnate leaves, and large clusters of fragrantlilac-colored blossoms, whence it is sometimes called Indian lilac. Its wood, hard and finely marked, is sometimes called bastard cedar. A decoction of its bark is cathartic and emetic, and sometimes used also as a vermifuge. (See azedarach, bead-tree, china-tree, and holy tree, under holy.) Also called hill-margosa. The tree long known as M. Azadirachta, but now classed as Azadirachta Indica, is the margosa or nim-tree, common in India, often planted there and elsewhere. (See margosa.) M. Azedarach, var. Australasica, is an elegant tree of India, the Malayan archipelago, and Australia, called in the last-named country white cedar. M. sempervirens, now considered to be the same as M. Azedarach, has been called hoop-tree in the West Indies.
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In literature:

Proclus believed that the Nymphs called Meliae ("Theogony", 187) are intended.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
He thought Miss 'Melia's playing the divinest music ever performed, and her the finest lady.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Sir, said he, men calleth me Melias de Lile, and I am the son of the King of Denmark.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)" by Thomas Malory
So they had to stop it, 'cause she led first rate, and none of the other ladies rode half as well as 'Melia.
"Under the Lilacs" by Louisa May Alcott
Melia Murdher, but it was gran'!
"Observations by Mr. Dooley" by Finley Peter Dunne
But I got 'im to promise that he'd settle any money that 'e might ever get left him on 'Melia.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
Miss Melia was his daughter and her husband and the overseer was there but they couldn't save the money.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
So Melias rode far through an old forest, and after two days or more came into a fair meadow.
"Stories of King Arthur and His Knights" by U. Waldo Cutler
Certainly in "Melia, No Good" her treatment would have been less effective in a play than in a short story.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Ay, I reckon 'Melia Jane should read well before this.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Mrs. Melia does the thing right, if she goes to do it at all, the decent nice poor woman that she is!
"Candle and Crib" by K. F. Purdon
Well, I've always stood by him, 'Melia.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
It was 'is doing me and 'Melia come together.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
My mammy's name was Melia Carruthers and my papa's name was Max.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Melias beheld all this and thought it marvellous.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Here two of my bearers got hit, Privates Melia and Peters.
"The Irish on the Somme" by Michael MacDonagh
M. Morel Fatio and Don A. Paz y Melia (1898).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
More of 'Melia Jane anon.
"Miser Farebrother, Volume I (of 3)" by Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
It was 'Melia Jane who had put the idea into Tom's head.
"Miser Farebrother (vol 2 of 3)" by Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
A few doors down the street she met 'Melia Jane.
"Miser Farebrother (vol 3 of 3)" by Benjamin Leopold Farjeon

In news:

Melia Beckwith, Kingston cross country.
Madison Haynes (20:46) finished in first place for the Hawks, with Melia Harman (22:25) taking 12th with Camille Ochoa (22:26) right behind her for 13th place.
Ryan Melia appears in the following.
Ryan Melia , who plays the lead in "The Old Man and the Old Moon," Dan Weschler, who plays a variety of roles, the accordion, and was involved in composing the music and writing the script.
MOUNT HOLLY — Robert Melia 's Moorestown police uniforms hung on the door of his bedroom, where he and his former girlfriend sexually assaulted teenagers over several years.
MOUNT HOLLY -Former Moorestown cop Robert Melia and his former girlfriend, Heather Lewis, were sentenced Oct 11, 2012 for the sexual assaults of teenagers of several years.
Keeper job goes to Melia .
One of Chivas USA's open goalkeeper slots is going to Tim Melia , a two-year Real Salt Lake backup who has seen far more action from loan deals than in Major League Soccer.
Get updates from Marilyn Kennedy Melia .
Formed by industry alumnus BJ Delzer, Melia Homes is strategically positioned to capitalize on Southern California's housing market revival.
Paddlewheel Chapter of American Business Women's Association will meet at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at O'Melia's, 2900 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island.
Heather Lewis and Robert Melia Jr, a suspended Moorestown police officer, are accused.
Melia Resorts are offering some really great rates this fall.
Indie Music Revolution Festival, Methanol, Brooklyn Haley, Melia, Goodbye Ronnie, The Roc City Stompers, Roots Collider , Electro Kings, and The Campbell Brothers.
Melia Yuill scored 14 points.

In science:

Using the Rossby wave instability model (Tagger & Melia 2006), Falanga et al. (2007) arrive at an inclination angle of i ≈ 77◦ .
On the orientation of the Sagittarius A* system
For the energy exchange due to Møller scattering (elastic electron-electron scattering) we use the electron energy exchange and dispersion coefficients given in Nayakshin & Melia (1998).
Monte-Carlo simulations of thermal/nonthermal radiation from a neutron-star magnetospheric accretion shell
To solve Eq. 3, we use an implicit version of the discretization scheme proposed by Nayakshin & Melia (1998).
Monte-Carlo simulations of thermal/nonthermal radiation from a neutron-star magnetospheric accretion shell
The system of equations is supplemented by the boundary conditions specified in Appendix A of Nayakshin & Melia (1998).
Monte-Carlo simulations of thermal/nonthermal radiation from a neutron-star magnetospheric accretion shell
The numerical values of the Møller scattering energy exchange and diffusion coefficients were found in good agreement with those of Nayakshin & Melia (1998)4 .
Monte-Carlo simulations of thermal/nonthermal radiation from a neutron-star magnetospheric accretion shell
Melia, F. and Falcke, H., “The Supermassive Black Hole at the Galactic Center”, Annu.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
The spectrum of SgrA∗ has been successfully fit in the frame of the stellar wind accretion model (Melia); this model has been shown to impeed accretion rate and thus solve the SgrA∗ puzzle (Coker).
The Central Regions of the Galaxy and Galaxies: A Brief Summary
Likewise, the central sources in M31 and the Galactic Centre are extremely feeble; but gas is clearly present so one might expect luminosities many orders of magnitude larger than those seen (Goldwurm et al 1994; Melia 1994).
The AGN/Normal Galaxy Connection : Summary
Thus, “bulk” jet deceleration scenarios like that of Melia & K¨onigl (1989) (where an initially very fast jet is decelerated to a terminal Lorentz factor ∼ 10) appeared to be ruled out.
Workshop Summary for Cracow 1997: Relativistic Jets in AGNs
Falcke et al. 2000; Melia & Falcke 2001 for review, Melia 2003a, 2003b and references therein) and give the information of the strong-gravity region as the resolved images around the shadow.
Horizon-Penetrating Transonic Accretion Disks around Rotating Black Holes
Melia, et. al., Wild at Heart:-The Particle Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre, Mon.
Gamma-ray Lines in the Fermi Data: is it a Bubble?