mola

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mola among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The mola mola or ocean sunfish lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.
    • n Mola (Zoöl) See Sunfish, 1.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mola In entomology, the grinding surface of a molar or broad basal tooth of the mandible.
    • n mola [capitalized] In ichthyology, the typical genus of plectognath fishes of the family called either Molidæ or Orthagoriscidæ, having as type the sunfish or head-fish, named Orthagoriscus mola by Bloch and Schneider, or M. rotunda of Cuvier and recent authors. It is a large clumsy fish of extraordinary shape, which varies much with age, inhabiting most tropical and temperate seas, and attaining a weight of 700 or 800 pounds; the skin is thick and granular, and the vertical fins are confiuent behind. Also called Cephalus.
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Usage

In literature:

Among the rest stands the mola, with its dark brownish-green color and spreading oak-like form.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
Hail to ye, golden orange-groves of Mola di Gaeta!
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
The next morning, when he rose, the orange blossoms of Mola di Gaeta were sweet beneath the window of the inn where he rested.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
La knaboj ne sidas sur benkoj en la gxardeno, sed kusxas sur la mola herbo.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
The governor, however, had taken pains to add to the strength of the city by strong fortifications upon Mola.
"Heart of Man" by George Edward Woodberry
Pro ipso ab angelis tunc mola mouetur.
"The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran" by Anonymous
At Mola I remarked several beautiful women.
"The Diary of an Ennuyée" by Anna Brownell Jameson
Opposite are a Francesco Mola and a Steinwych.
"Recollections of the late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath" by Henry Venn Lansdown
They are said to be Rajputs, and to be descended from Mota and Mola, the cowherds of Krishna.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Andreas de Mola and the brave soldier Alberza died in Indian captivity.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
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In news:

Molas have been seen north of the Arctic Circle and as far south as Chile and Australia.
Arthur Mola/The Associated Press Rapper Wiz Khalifa will be on MTV Video Music Awards tonight, but Oct 18 he will be on stage in Syracuse performing at the Onondaga County War Memorial.
MOLA Science Team How much does this rendering look like the real thing.
Image from Google Mars created by MOLA Science Team.
Arthur Mola / Associated Press.
THE HUMAN sacrifice is about to begin in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," and the evil Mola Ram approaches the caged victim.
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In science:

For instance, magnetothermal instabilities in organic type-II superconductors have been observed in the form of abrupt flux jumps at extremely low temperatures by Mola et al. by means a torque magnetometer.
Magnetothermal instabilities in type II superconductors
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