• WordNet 3.6
    • n aba a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair
    • n aba a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aba A coarse woolen stuff, woven of goats' or camels' or other hair or wool in Syria, Arabia, and neighboring countries. It is generally striped, sometimes in plain bars of black and white or blue and white, sometimes in more elaborate patterns.
    • n aba An outer garment made of the above, very simple in form, worn by the Arabs of the desert. The illustration shows such an aba, made of two breadths of stuff sewed together to make an oblong about four by nine feet. This is then folded at the lines a b, a b, the top edges are sewed together at a c, a c, and armholes are cut at a f, a f. A little simple embroidery in colored wool on the two sides of the breast completes the garment. d e is the seam between the two breadths of stuff, and this is covered by a piece of colored material.
    • n aba A garment of similar shape worn in the towns, made of finer material.
    • n aba Also spelled abba.
    • n aba An altazimuth instrument, designed by Antoine d'Abbadie, for determining latitude on land without the use of an artificial horizon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aba ab′a a Syrian woollen stuff, of goat's or camel's hair, usually striped; an outer garment made of this.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Fierce Abas first he slew; Abas, the stay Of Trojan hopes, and hindrance of the day.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
Acrisius, son of Abas, king of Argos, grandson of Lynceus, the great-grandson of Danaus.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
In the evening we reached the small Persian town of Bandr-Abas, off which we anchored.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
AK`ABA, a gulf forming the NE.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Example: aba nudu gasumeipa = let us two seize him.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Danum di Abas inum-bas ket inum-bas inum-bas ta i-num-bas da-num di A-bas.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Looking down from a housetop the red fezzes and the gay-colored abas made the crowd look like a vast field of poppies.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
Half angle oscillation, D, taken from angle ABa is equal to angle ABb.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
He succeeded in cutting off eight of them, but Thal'aba contrived to escape.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
With him goes grim Abas, all his train in shining armour, and a gilded Apollo glittering astern.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil

In news:

ABA Rates Obama's Women and Minority Judicial Nominees "Unqualified".
Ex- ABA team seeks more from old TV-rights deal with Pacers.
Women Lawyers Demand Apology for Sexist Coverage by the ABA Journal.
ABA President Defends Policymaking Process.
New film could lead to new demand for ABA items.
The ABA speaks, refutes Nader.
The ABA 's 'Diversity' Diktat.
NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced that its TriCasterPRO will be used to stream multi-camera, live video of the American Bicycle Association's ( ABA ) National BMX race series.
7-foot-9 Chinese player joins ABA team.
One-On-One With The Aba 's Susan Neely.
Nominee Rated 'Unqualified' By ABA Panel.
ABA Rating Doesn't Shift Positions on Alito.
Reborn ABA comes to S.F.
ABA 's 'Heat' will beat Nets to Brooklyn.
ABA shouldn't blame minimum sentencing.

In science:

Add generators c and z and relations c = aba and z = aℓ to the above presentation for W .
Matching theorems for systems of a finitely generated Coxeter group
For instance, if w = abaababa, we have |w|a = 5, |w|aba = 3.
Existence of finite test-sets for k-power-freeness of uniform morphisms
From the above explicit expression for γab one then deduces that (γab )AB θB = ψabA and ω ab (γab )AB θB = ω abψabA .
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
Consider the braid group B3 = h a, b | aba = bab i and the nearest neighbor random walk defined by a probability ν with support S = {a, a−1 , b, b−1 }.
Appendix to the paper "Randomly Growing Braid on Three Strands and the Manta Ray"
Inverse homomorphism: Let L ⊆ {a, b}∗ be a language de fined by the following deterministic finite automaton A (see Fig. 4), and let h : {a, b}∗ → {a, b}∗ be a homomorphism de fined as h(a) = aba and h(b) = bab.
Answers to Questions Formulated in the Paper "On States Observability in Deterministic Finite Automata"