• WordNet 3.6
    • n abbe a French abbot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abbé The French word answering to the English abbot, the head of an abbey; but commonly a title of respect given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.☞ After the 16th century, the name was given, in social parlance, to candidates for some priory or abbey in the gift of the crown. Many of these aspirants became well known in literary and fashionable life. By further extension, the name came to be applied to unbeneficed secular ecclesiastics generally.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Abbe ab′ā originally the French name for an abbot, but often used in the general sense of a priest or clergyman. Before the Revolution, abbés were often merely holders of benefices, enjoying a portion of the revenues, although in minor orders, or even laymen. They were often tutors in noble families, or men of letters, and were marked by a short violet-coloured robe.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. abbé,. See Abbot


In literature:

The Harpies, according to the ingenious Abbe la Pluche, had their origin in Egypt.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
His companion the abbe followed soon after.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 443" by Various
There were no houses nor buildings of any kind in this strange Sidi-bel-Abbes.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
He recommended a certain Abbe.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Later I learned to appreciate the friendliness of the Abbe Petit and to admire his intellectual courage and manliness.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
Intimidated by the fate of SALLO, his successor, the Abbe GALLOIS, flourished in a milder reign.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Breakfast was served for the family, the cure from Yport, the Abbe Picot, and the witnesses.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
The Abbe Peretty advanced towards the intruders.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
By the ABBE CONSTANT FOUARD, Honorary Cathedral Canon, Professor of the Faculty of Theology at Rouen, etc., etc.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
BARTHELEMY, ABBE, xii, xiv, xxxvi, xxxvii, xxxix, xl, xliii, 119.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat

In poetry:

The abb-ot loathl-y on him gan look,
And villainousl-y gan call;
"Out," he said, "thou fals-e knight!
Speed thee out of my hall!"
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
"The abbe rambles."--"You, marquis,
Have put your wig on all awry."--
"This wine of Cyprus kindles me
Less, my Camargo, than your eye!"
"Sur L'Herbe" by Paul Verlaine
"My passion"--"Do, mi, sol, la, si."--
"Abbe, your villany lies bare."--
"Mesdames, I climb up yonder tree
And fetch a star down, I declare."
"Sur L'Herbe" by Paul Verlaine
"Thou art a shrewd debtor!" said the abb-ot;
"Sir justice, drink to me!
What dost thou here," said the abb-ot,
"But thou hadst brought thy pay?"
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
"Na-y, by God," said the knight,
"Yet get ye it not so:
Though ye would give a thousand more,
Yet were thou never the nere;
Shall there never be mine heir,
Abb-ot, just-ice, ne frere."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
Lord-es were to meat iset
In that abb-ot-es hall,
The knight went forth and kneel-ed down,
And salved them great and small.
"Do gladly, sir abb-ot," said the knight,
"I am come to hold my day."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley

In news:

ABB's Measurement Products' business announces enhancements to its AquaProbe insertion electromagnetic flowmeter range with additional power source and transmitter options.
ABB Instrumentation announces new vice president of marketing and strategic planning.
Howmet International, Inc, Greenwich, CT, has placed an order with ABB Autoclave Systems, Inc, for a QuantasR Hot Isostatic Press (HIP).
Terry Burrington Veterans' Day with Bob Abb from the American Legion.
Terry Burrington Veterans' Day with Bob Abb from.
The IRB 120T by ABB Robotics is designed to have faster cycle speed than the IRB 120 and is designed for pick and place applications that require extensive reorientation.
Styling Beds with Abbe Fenimore, Tonia B. Bradford Pearson Wins Yet Another Award.
ABB's Navigator 600 Silica analyzer provides real-time readings of steam silica content during warm start-ups of a combined cycle power plant, delivering savings, measured by PPL, of thousands of dollars per day.
NEW NACDL's White Collar Summer Series: "A Conversation With Abbe David Lowell".
This unique one hour program with prominent defense attorney Abbe D Lowell discusses lessons learned from his defense of John Edwards, and other prominent politicians, and explores the overcriminalization implications of such prosecutions.
Milwaukee technical school gets donation from ABB.
ABB completes acquisition of K- TEK .
ABB, an automation technology group, has agreed to acquire Prairieville, La.-based K- TEK , which will join the Measurement Products business unit within ABB's Process Automation division.
Terms were not disclosed ABB expects the transaction to be completed within the second quarter.
Houston – ABB has agreed to acquire Prairieville, Louisiana, company K- TEK , which will join the Measurement Products business unit within ABB's Process Automation division.

In science:

We now give a summary of the basics of Abbes and Saito’s theory.
Fubini's theorem and non-linear change of variables over a two-dimensional local field
As a → ∞, X a L/M will consist of |L : M | small balls; conversely, X 0 L/M is a single large ball. A central idea of Abbes and Saito’s theory is to analyse the behaviour of X a L/M as a varies; in particular, when it breaks into |L/M | balls.
Fubini's theorem and non-linear change of variables over a two-dimensional local field
Starting from this definition of the upper ramification filtration, Abbes and Saito develop fully a ramification theory for M .
Fubini's theorem and non-linear change of variables over a two-dimensional local field
As a basis for comparison, the black-body transfer rate ABB , spontaneous emission rate Ar , the estimated mean spontaneous emission rate As from other Rydberg states, and the inferred trap loss rate Γs are also included.
Dynamics of Low-Density Ultracold Rydberg Gases
Recall that the principal graph gives the multiplicities for tensoring on the right with ABB and B BA between A − A bimodules and A − B bimodules.
Subfactors of index less than 5, part 1: the principal graph odometer