• WordNet 3.6
    • n lei flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lei For scientific words so beginning, see li-, lio-.
    • n lei Any ornamental dress for the head or neck, especially a necklace or a wreath of leaves and flowers.
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In literature:

Invoco lei che ben sempre rispose, Chi la chiamo con fede.
"Woman in the Nineteenth Century" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
His executive agent was Lei Tsu, the God of Thunder, and his subordinates.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
Ma io sono piu birbante di Lei, mille volte piu birbante, Dio mio!
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Lei Kung Sang and the British minister of the So-nan mineral beds have built houses for the people.
"The Flutter of the Goldleaf; and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan and Frederick Peterson
Buon per lei che cadde in mano di un valente medico!
"Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica" by James Boswell
Che Ma Julia si e recuperata, et ando Messer Joan Marrades per Lei.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
The Prepositions as, gus, leis, ris, are used before the Monosyllables an, am, a'.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
He found himself at last on the Lei.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Investment out of the collectives' own funds remained stable during this period, at from 2.2 billion lei to 2.4 billion lei per year.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
A thousand humble welcomes 'a Lei'!
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
Tre volte dietro a lei le mani avvinsi, E tante mi tornai con esse al petto.
"The Bridling of Pegasus" by Alfred Austin
Their heads were encircled by high feather leis which swept backwards almost to the ground.
"Six Prize Hawaiian Stories of the Kilohana Art League:"
Sleep then, ladykin, peeping so; Hide your handies and ley lei lo.
"King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë" by Gordon Bottomley
So mankind offered sacrifices to U 'Lei Shillong, and received his sanction to wage war against U Thlen.
"Folk-Tales of the Khasis" by K. U. Rafy
One girl told her brother Kanuku to urge the chief to come down, and sent him leis.
"Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)" by W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt
Lei us now glance at the rapid increase of the American Church up to our own day.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
R(ei+di/os; lei/e me\n o(do/s, ma/la d' e)ggu/thi nai/ei.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4)" by George Grote
The country is well populated; the capital and chief town is Lei Chow.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
Invpper flyt lei en grate flate red, mith fonon fon allerleja farwa.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
Leis of pink carnations were put about our necks.
"The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines" by Isabel Anderson

In poetry:

Die Luft ging durch die Felder,
Die Ähren wogten sacht,
Es rauschten leis die Wälder,
So sternklar war die Nacht.
"Mondnacht (Moonlit Night)" by Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
Perchè taccia il rumor di mia catena
Di lagrime, di speme, e di amor vivo,
E di silenzio; chè pietà mi affrena
Se con lei parlo, o di lei penso e scrivo.
"Perché Taccia" by Ugo Foscolo
Ach b'fhearr leis tuiteam ann an sin
Le comhrag fir, mar bha e fein.
No dol a dh'iarraidh na mna
S gun fhios aige cia an t'aite fo n ghrein.
No dol a dh'iarraidh, &c.
"Seann Oran Gailic" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Chunnaic Righ Bhreatun s e na shuain
An aon bhean a b'aillidh snuadh fo'n ghrein
'S b fhearr leis ro na bh'aige a dh'or
An og-bhean bhi aige fein.
'S b fhearr leis, &c.
"Seann Oran Gailic" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
"Lei-gha—Lei-gha"—he then cried out,
"Lei-gha—Lei-gha"—with eager shout;
Thus did he cry, and thus did pray,
And what he meant was, "Keep away,
And leave me to myself!"
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth

In news:

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index ( LEI ) for the Euro Area increased 0.5% in January to 92.8 (2004 = 100), following a 1.7% fall in December and a 1.8% drop in November.
The Sevierville Rotary Club will host the " Lei It On Me Luau" on Friday, April 30, beginning at 7 pm at the home of Dr and Mrs David Ratliff.
Missouri's Lei Wang-Francisco, right, runs on to the court with teammate Marissa Ferri.
First I would like to give a huge shout out to Lei Langston without her this event wouldn't have been possible.
Si Leis and 'Satanic Pestilence '.
Cafe O'Lei to close in October, will say so long to Wailuku.
The Leprechaun Legion, Notre Dame's athletic spirit student group, will distribute 7,500 white leis to Notre Dame students at the Friday night pep rally prior to the Notre Dame-Michigan football game.
Anthony Leis will be a sophomore at Princeton High School in the fall.
Lei Zhengfu, Communist Party official, sacked over sex tape.
Lei Zhengfu, a Communist Party official in China's Chongqing district, has been sacked after a video that claimed to show him having sex with his 18-year-old mistress was posted online.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao offered their congratulations , Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a briefing in Beijing today.
Benjamin Logan graduate Logan Leis (pictured) finished 37th in 28:46.4 at the Otterbein Invitational on September 22nd.
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the UK declined 0.4 percent in October, after increases of 0.1 percent in both September and August.
Four of the ten components that make up The Conference Board LEI for Japan increased in October.

In science:

We stress that in Equation (4.4), each Lei and di depend on x and xT .
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
Lei, Integrability of second order autonomous system, Ann.
On the classification of polynomial differential operators
The authors express their sincere appreciation to professor Zhen Lei for his constructive suggestion and discussion.
A blow-up criterion for 3-D compressible visco-elasticity
In an estimation context, Vu and Lei (2012) (see also Paul and Johnstone, 2012, for related results using a different method) have examined the ℓq sparsity assumption for q ∈ (0, 1].
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
We argue that in light of Lemma 7.1, the estimation problem of Vu and Lei (2012) can be solved by maximizing the quadratic form over the B0 (R′ ) for some appropriate choice of R′ that depends on k and q and extended to q ∈ [0, 2).
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
SubGaussian random vectors were generated in the same way by Vu and Lei (2012).
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
Zhou, D. Lei Li, Multi-Document Summarization as Applied in Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering, 2007.
Document summarization using positive pointwise mutual information
Fu, Lei, An analogue of Bernstein’s theorem, Houston J.
A Bernstein theorem for special Lagrangian graphs
Since any multiplicative form is completely contractive, and the Lei are partial isometries with mutually orthogonal ranges, it follows that the range of φx is contained in Bn .
Isomorphisms of algebras associated with directed graphs
Due to large value of the cosmic time the present-day effects of the Φ-field lei on the limit of the observability.
The Energy Density of the Quaternionic Field as Dark Energy in the Universe
When β = 0, that is for a fixed bounded region Ω with smooth convex boundary inside a fixed manifold of non-negative Ricci curvature, Lei Ni [N] has previously obtained this inequality.
A relation between entropy monotonicity and Harnack inequalities
Kissin and Lei in treated the case G = GL2/k for a totally real field k , in dimension n = [k : Q].
Construction of eigenvarieties in small cohomological dimensions for semi-simple, simply connected groups
Lei Ni: Gap theorems for minimal submanifolds in Rn+1 .
Curvature estimates for minimal submanifolds of higher codimension
Lei Ni. A matrix Li-Yau-Hamilton estimate for K¨ahler-Ricci flow. J.
Differential Harnack Estimates for Backward Heat Equations with Potentials under the Ricci Flow
Lei Ni. A matrix Li-Yau-Hamilton estimate for K¨ahler-Ricci flow. J.
Differential Harnack Estimates for Time-dependent Heat Equations with Potentials