olla

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n olla leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Olla A dish of stewed meat; an olio; an olla-podrida.
    • Olla A pot or jar having a wide mouth; a cinerary urn, especially one of baked clay.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n olla In Spanish countries, an earthen jar or pot used for cooking and other purposes, or a dish of meat and vegetables cooked in such a jar.
    • n olla An olio.
    • n olla A large porous earthenware jar or jug in universal use in the southwestern parts of the United States and Territories for holding drinking-water, which is kept cool by the evaporation of moisture through the substance of the jar.
    • n olla In archaeology, a form of vase more properly called stamnos.
    • n olla A favorite Spanish dish consisting of a mixture of all kinds of meat, cut into small pieces and stewed, with various kinds of vegetables.
    • n olla Hence— Any incongruous mixture or miscellaneous collection.
    • n olla Same as ola, olay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Olla ol′la a jar or urn
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Olio
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—L. olla, a pot.

Usage

In literature:

The ancient Hopis buried their dead in a sitting posture on a woven grass mat, with an olla, and frequently a bone dagger, beside them.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Read, too, if you can lay your hand on it, Bishop Horne's paper on conversation, in the Olla Podrida.
"Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford" by Edward Berens
They stirred chile and chocolate in earthen ollas.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
There were a variety of dishes: fish and fowl predominating, an olla-podrida, omelets, and puddings.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
The olla podrida, and its constant attendant, the tomato sauce, were intolerable, but the wine was very well for a midshipman.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The old woman, laying down her spindle, raised the lid of an earthen "olla" that stood over a little fire upon the brazero.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Some carry earthen vessels, ollas, upon their heads, and pass down to the river.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Between them they had dragged Willett from the midst of the flames and drenched him with a cataract from the olla.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
Boss, white honor is like rain on hot sand, like rotten arrow string, like leaking olla.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
This consisted of an olla podrida of all sorts of papers, such as would have won the heart of Charles Godfrey Leland.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
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In news:

It's an evolution of the Catalan olla.
Café de Olla at Café Calacas.
Olla Podrida (Bean Stew From Burgos, Spain).
While chains dominate in Marana, La Olla is a wonderful mom-and-pop place with a Mexican bent.
In this segment, appraiser John Buxton discusses a valuable Zuni olla , or pot, that the guest's mother found on the side of the road while in Tucson, Arizona.
Olla Podrida (Bean Stew From Burgos, Spain).
In this segment, appraiser John Buxton discusses a valuable Zuni olla, or pot, that the guest's mother found on the side of the road while in Tucson, Arizona.
Megan Branson, of Olla Urban Flower Project, will offer wreath-and terrarium-making workshops in December.
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In science:

Explicit and variational formulae for D are available4 and it is known to be a smooth function of the particle density.5 In this article we prove that D is symmetric, thus answering the question raised by Landim, Olla and Yau in ref. 3 and 4.
On the Symmetry of the Diffusion Coefficient in Asymmetric Simple Exclusion
Landim, C., Olla, S., Yau, H.T. : First Order Correction for the Hydrodynamic Limit of Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Processes in Dimension d ≥ 3.
On the Symmetry of the Diffusion Coefficient in Asymmetric Simple Exclusion
The traditional definition of the corrector involves spectral calculus (Kipnis and Varadhan ); we will invoke a projection construction from Mathieu and Piatnitski (see also Giacomin, Olla and Spohn ).
Functional CLT for random walk among bounded random conductances
Olla ”Particle transport in a random velocity field with Lagrangian statistics” Phys.
Concentration fluctuations of large Stokes number particles in a one-dimensional random velocity field
Olla, S. and Siri, P.: Homogenization of a bond diffusion in a locally ergodic random environment.
Scaling limits for gradient systems in random environment
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