fa

Definitions

  • the Pyramid of Illahun, at The Entrance Of The Fa.Ûm
    the Pyramid of Illahun, at The Entrance Of The Fa.Ûm
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fa the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1999, a three headed turtle was discovered by Lin Chi-Fa in his pond in Southern Taiwan
    • n Fa (Mus) A syllable applied to the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fa In solmization, the syllable used for the fourth tone of the scale—that is, the subdominant. In the major scale of C this tone is F, which is therefore sometimes specifically called fa.
    • fa To fall, in any sense.
    • fa To have as one's lot or share; get; obtain.
    • fa To claim; pretend to.
    • n fa Fall.
    • n fa Share; due.
    • n fa Lot; chance.
    • n fa An abbreviation of free of all average, a phrase used in marine-insurance policies. See average, n.
    • fa To sound the fourth note of the scale in solmization: as, do, re, me, fa, sol (or soh), etc.
    • n fa An abbreviation of Free and Accepted Masons.
    • n fa An abbreviation of Fellow of the Antiquarian Society;
    • n fa of Fellow of the Society of Arts;
    • n fa of free alongside ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v., n Fa a Scotch form of fall.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

This was the idea: Fa'avao (Uma's mother) had a score of bearing trees.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ef a man don' fa'rly fling 'way he money, dem Tomlinson niggers, dee'll say he mighty pinchin'.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
Is all you' folks well, Mis' Fa'gut?
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
The pilgrim Fa Hsien records sculpture of distinctive Chinese type in the 5th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The laird's fa'en by his ain brither's han's.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
But it was a fair fa'.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III" by Various
My mouth fa'rly watahs fur a taste o' possum meat.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
You can't fight a man fa'r and squar who'll shoot you in the back.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
But mak ye a speedy en' till 't noo, laad, an' fa' to the lave o' yer wark.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
No sooner does Roger see "her tears down fa'" than, metaphorically speaking, he is on his knees before her.
"Portia" by Duchess
They're bon-nie fish, and dain-ty fa-ring.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Foul fa' them every yin!
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
I come, father, dear fa-ther!
"My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave" by Henry M. Stanley
Fair fa' yer face, my bonny M'Auslan!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
It has been said that the syllables Do, Re, Mi, Fa, etc., aid one in reading.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
But he lied, doc, 'cause I toted fa'r.
"The Man from Jericho" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
I'm givin' ye fa'r warnin'.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck
Yet did I no fa' doon the stair o' The Barleycorn?
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
But I'm sorry ye hae fa'n into this new scrape, Giles.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Oh, shame fa' that weary, weary siller!
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
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In poetry:

And siccan a lierachie,
I'm sure ye never sawe
As wis amo the Hielanmen,
When they saw Macdonell fa.
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
There is Rab, frae the south,
Wi' his fiddle and his flute,
I could list to his strains
Till the starns fa' out;
"The Five Friends" by Robert Tannahill
But O how pale his lady look'd,
Frae aff the castle wa',
When down, before the Scottish spear,
She saw proud Percy fa'.
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
He turnt his fit; she heardna mair.
The lift was like to fa';
And Elsie's hert grew grit and sair
At sicht o' the drivin snaw.
"The Last Wooin" by George MacDonald
"O lat me in, my bonny lass!
It's a lang road ower the hill,
And the flauchterin snaw begud to fa'
On the brig ayont the mill!"
"The Last Wooin" by George MacDonald
"I lichtlied ye?"—"Ay, ower the glass!"
"Foul-fa' the ill-faured mou
'At made the leein word to pass
By rowin 't i' the true!
"The Last Wooin" by George MacDonald

In news:

Finances holding up the fa-la-las among Mobile shoppers.
Fink Analog Audio CS2-FA Tube Dual Channel Strip Review.
The State We're In: Sister Fa.
Tap Milwaukee's Christmas TV tourney down to the Fa-La-La-la-La Four .
Guernsey FC progress in FA Vase after Ross Allen hat-trick .
FA investigates Ferdinand incident .
The FA has opened an investigation into an incident involving Rio Ferdinand, left, against Manchester City.
Tap Milwaukee's Christmas TV tourney down to the Fa- La-La - la-La Four.
We're down to the Fa- La-La - la-La Four.
Flutes, Friends and Fa- La-La .
Mansfield Town will face Liverpool in the FA Cup third round after they overcame Lincoln City 2-1 at Field Mill.
The special congressional election in upstate New York is turning out to be a fa.
One of the perks of being a flying journalist is that it gives me the opportunity to fly aircraft that many pilots don't, like the record-setting Light Sport Aircraft, the FA-04 Peregrine .
Apple Inc's new iPad went on sale in Australia early on Friday, greeted by a throng of fa.
FA Cup quarterfinal abandoned after Bolton's Muamba collapses on field.
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In science:

Suppose that Fa = Fb and Fa ∩ (a, b) is empty.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
I such that fa,a = fa,b and Fa,b ∩ (a, b) is empty.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Furthermore, a is isolated in Fa,c and Fa,c has exactly two components.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Hence a 6∈ F ∗ a,c which implies that Fa,a 6= Fa,c and Fa,c has exactly two connected components.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Suppose that fa,a = fa,b and Fa,b ∩ (a, b) is empty.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
We assume furthermore that either fa,b = fa,a or fa,b = fb,b holds (at least one of these conditions makes sense when I is halfopen).
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
So we can pair each u 6= ra ∈ eΓ ∩ Fa with w = ε(u) 6= rb ∈ eΓ ∩ Fb and ε−→ rb , we must have (eΓ · Fa )u = (eΓ · Fb )w .
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
So if eN meets Fa and Fb at u0 and w0 , it must meet Fa and Fb transversely at these points.
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
Due to the previous remark this family is invariant with respect to the action of PT and our aim is to find such a sequence ¯a that PT f¯a = ΛT f¯a .
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation
Let FA = (Σ, Q, Qf , q0 , δ) be a finite string automaton, recognising language L(FA) ⊆ Σ*.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
Indeed, for M ∝ N and the typical µi of the order of N −1/2 the function fA(v) can be expanded up to a first non-vanishing order such that fA (v) + fA (−v) ∝ v2TrA2 , cf.
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
If 2|a, the corresponding term is non-oscillating and we split it into Fa,b and Wn,a,b (k) ≡ sina (2θ(xn , k)) sin2b (θ(xn , k)) − Fa,b .
Sparse Potentials With Fractional Hausdorff Dimension
The ordering of the vector of gaussian random functions uu is chosen uu = (fA,xxx , fA,xyy , fB ,xxx , fB ,xyy , fA,xxy , fA,yyy , fB ,xxy , fB ,yyy , (fA,xx − fA,yy )/2, (fB ,xx − fB ,yy )/2, fA,xy , fB ,xy ).
Correlations and screening of topological charges in gaussian random fields
The substitution Y(a) 7→ fa ∈ C (Q), a ∈ A, is said to be admissible iff all monomials belonging to fa has non-zero degree and pass from i(a) to t(a) [Zub1, Zub4].
Invariants of mixed representations of quivers II : defining relations and applications
This is because there is then an invariance (up to the integral of a total divergence) under the infinite dimensional symmetry ϕa → ϕa + fa (L1 ) where fa (L1 ) is an arbitrary function of L1 if L1 and L2 are ϕa independent.
Scale Symmetry Breaking from the Dynamics of Maximal Rank Gauge Field Strengths
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