• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rata rä"tȧ (Bot) A New Zealand forest tree (Metrosideros robusta), also, its hard dark red wood, used by the Maoris for paddles and war clubs.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rata 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-tree and Metrosideros.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rata rä′ta a New Zealand tree related to various species of Ironwood, its wood once much used for making clubs, and valuable for shipbuilding.
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

The unanimous determination of the meeting was that I must stop, collect in the money due, and divide it pro rata among my creditors.
"Words for the Wise" by T. S. Arthur
Yet the king of the forest flowers is, perhaps, the crimson, feathery rata.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
RATATOSKR, from the v. rata; to permeate; the last sylb.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
More probably the name is a mixture of Legionis and Ratae, Leg-rat ceaster, the camp of the Legion at Ratae.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
Payment of four hundred million dollars to the slave States, pro rata, for their slaves.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
The hill people affect a kind of independence or equality which they express by the term of sama rata.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Pro rata = proporcie.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
We expect you to stand your pro rata.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Premium $50.00, to be divided pro rata.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
My proposition is simply that you issue the common and divide it pro rata among you, your present stock then becoming preferred.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
At Ratae was the Ninth, guarding the low country and the eastern fens.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
And that was the last I ever heard of his pro rata salary system.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
Payment for part of a week's rehearsal shall be pro rata.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
The rest of you can vote it as you choose: divide the proxies pro rata, based on your individual holdings.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Will agree to give you the same pro rata sum on your one hundredth, birthday.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The most noted and destructive of these vegetable boa-constrictors is the gigantic rope-like rata, whose Gordian knot nothing can untie.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
To break in this machinery, a small pro rata of provisions, based upon the number of men on strike, was sent to each place.
"The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons" by William Z. Foster
Dividing this pro rata, you and I, Clover, will each have nearly twenty-six hundred shares.
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
But never mind, come and be introduced to Rata.
"The Girls of St. Cyprian's" by Angela Brazil
All ranches contribute their pro rata of men, horses and chuck, making the work co-operative.
"The Long Dim Trail" by Forrestine C. Hooker

In poetry:

Come, let us follow him with reverent feet,
With fern and rata twine the wattle fair;
Tread soft: a mighty heart has ceased to beat
And one of Nature’s kings is sleeping there.
"Seddon" by George Essex Evans
Now proudly to the breezes New Zealand's flag we yield,
The Union in its corner - the Stars upon its Field.
The Fernleaf and the Rata entwined in Empire's wreath,
"God Save the Queen" resounding from loyal hearts beneath.
"The Transvaal Contingent" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

It was late afternoon this past May 12 as the fidgety, 33-year-old Colombian waited for his new associate, a man we'll call "Rata," to show up.
Theatre Pro Rata 's '44 Plays for 44 Presidents' (review): Laugh and learn.
It was late afternoon this past May 12 as the fidgety 33-year-old Colombian waited for his new associate, a man we'll call "Rata," to show up.
The only drawback to this backdoor strategy is that any distribution from a traditional IRA is taxed under a "pro rata" rule based on the total amount in all your IRAs.
"You can change your policy so that you can set forward the reason and notify the taxing jurisdiction , but it doesn't require consent unless the distribution is not on a pro rata basis," Mr Russell said.
Subscriptions for other than 12 months are accepted on a pro rata basis.

In science:

We call a measuring left (right) α-pairing (A, C ) coproper, if Arat := RatC (AA) (ratA := RatC (AA)) is dense in A.
Rational Modules for Corings
Pragacz and Rata jski, cf. [P-R], have developed formulas for the degeneracy locus for the rank of a self-adjoint bundle map of symplectic bundles globalizing the results in isotropic Schubert calculus from [P].
Cycles on the Moduli Space of Abelian Varieties
Rata jski :Formulas for Lagrangian and orthogonal degeneracy loci; The ˜Q-polynomials approach.
Cycles on the Moduli Space of Abelian Varieties