• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Walla wol′a a worker, agent: fellow
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Yule explains wālā as a Hindi adjectival affix, corresponding in a general way to the Latin -arius. Its usual employment as affix to a substantive makes it frequently denote agent, doer, keeper, owner, &c.


In literature:

Now then, Wallas, who's your man?
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
Above the Walla-walla, also, there is a tribe called the Basket people, from their using a basket in fishing for salmon.
"Handbook to the new Gold-fields" by R. M. Ballantyne
Walla Walla was a supply point for a time.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
We then took the stage for Walla Walla, at which point public accommodation for travel ceases.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
Were they actually crucifying the Deathlanders around Walla Walla or only nailing up their dead bodies as dire warnings to others such?
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Walla Walla (Wash.) Bulletin, Mar.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
June, 1859, by military proclamation, the Walla Walla country was declared open for settlement.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 38, No. 06, June, 1884" by Various
Wallas, Graham: Great Society.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Report from the committee on military affairs favoring bill for the improvement of Fort Walla Walla.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
Happily this was done, forty-four years after, in 1898,*** by Mr. Graham Wallas.
"Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Jacob Holyoake
Olympia is the capital, and Walla Walla and Seattle the largest towns.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
Walla Walla, Walula, Paser.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
Having proceeded thirty-one miles, we halted for the night not far from some houses of the Walla-wallas.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
The Wascos, like the Warm Springs Indians, are related to the Walla Wallas, and through them to the Sahaptin family.
"Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians" by W. H. Jackson
"The Columbia River" by William Denison Lyman
The spot fixed upon by Dr. Whitman for his mission was on the Walla-Walla River about thirty miles from the fort of that name.
"Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier" by Frances Fuller Victor
Translated from the Swedish by Mrs. GRAHAM WALLAS.
"A Classified Catalogue of Works in General Literature Published by Longmans, Green, & Co." by Various
The most amazing glut of freight I have ever seen was along the railroads in Walla Walla County.
"A Report on Washington Territory" by William Henry Ruffner
Of the thousands who landed at Umatilla City and Walla-Walla, en route to the "upper country," few brought means of transportation overland.
"Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains" by A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
Anyway we are running up a bill here, and unless they pay us before leaving, the hotel walla will get nothing.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley

In news:

Liberty Lake resident Delaney Fisher, who starts as a freshman libero for the Walla Walla Community College volleyball team, has helped WWCC to a 20-5 record and a No.
COLLEGE PLACE — Whitman paid a crosstown visit to Walla Walla University Tuesday night and wasn't very neighborly.
Rain doesn't damper parade in Walla Walla.
Darwin Oster was born Aug 31, 1934, in Beulah, N.D, and died Nov 24, 2012, in Walla Walla.
Services are set for Friday, Nov 30, 2012, at 11 am at Walla Walla City Church.
WALLA WALLA — Gene I Dawes , Sr.
In honor of the fourth annual national Record Store Day, the downtown Walla Walla music store.
WALLA – Walla Walla police arrested two men in morning raids early today on investigation of selling drugs.
Linda Louise Dudley , former Walla Walla resident, 65, died Sept 5, 2012, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.
Photo courtesy of Fort Walla Walla Museum.
The SeVein project totals 2,000 acres in the Walla Walla AVA.
Judge Schacht properly ruled that Walla Walla police conducted an unconstitutional search.
A moderator of the Facebook news page, Walla Walla Sweet Onion Burger, was arrested for distributing and possessing child porn.
As a professional photographer, I have been intrigued by the Quest Program offered by Walla Walla Community College.
Suspect Arrested in Walla Walla Hostage Situation.