pica-pica

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pica-pica a stinging herb of tropical America
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Usage

In literature:

The habit of dirt eating or clay-eating, called pica, is well authenticated in many countries.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Ain't Pica County your range?
"Bucky O'Connor" by William MacLeod Raine
Printed on small pica it would run to eight hundred pages, and could never pay.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
Printed on small-pica it would run to eight hundred pages, and could never pay.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
However, she says it is only Pica who is going up for it this time.
"More Bywords" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Bernardone, on his return, went so far as to strike Pica in punishment for her weakness.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
When the car was gone, Salvatore Pica, the orderly, shut the door and went into the hall where the telephone was.
"The White Sister" by F. Marion Crawford
Demy 8vo, Pica Type, Superfine Paper, Elegant Binding, price 4s.
"Books and Authors" by Anonymous
On a type page 20 picas wide by 30 picas deep would a panel 18 picas wide by 8 picas deep be proper?
"Applied Design for Printers" by Harry Lawrence Gage
Madonna Pica, his mother, trembled for his future, while she adored him and in spite of herself believed in him.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
His last work was a corrected edition of the Welsh Bible issued in small pica by the Bible Society.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
It was a Folio, Pro Patria Size, in Pica with Long Primer Notes.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Frank Luther Mott
It was a folio, pro patria size, in pica, with long primer notes.
"Franklin's Autobiography" by Benjamin Franklin
But the wild goats, marmots and picas were the sole owners of this castle.
"Among the Canadian Alps" by Lawrence J. Burpee
The smallest size for practical use is 48-point, or 4-line pica.
"Type" by A. A. Stewart
Birds should be encouraged, particularly the Picae tribe, which destroy many grubs of the wood-boring insects.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
The point is 1/12 of a Pica; Nonpareil would accordingly be called six points.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
Water is brought by pipes from Pica, 50 m. distant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
His status should be differentiated and embalmed in due longitudinal sections of small pica.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
Here is also the pica marina or seapye, many sorts of Lari, seamewes and cobs; the Larus maior in great abundance in herring time about Yarmouth.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne
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In news:

From pupusas at Balompie to Venezuelan street eats at Pica Pica, go beyond crisp tacos, big burritos.
PICA volunteers received their Service Awards at the Sept 10 City Council meeting.
More than 50 Fort Dodge Senior High student athletes helped PICA volunteers spruce up the FDSH campus on Aug 14 and 16.
In the photo are several PICA members are several members of the FDSH football team and cheerleading squad.
Fort Dodge is very fortunate to have a group of such dedicated volunteers with the PICA .
That's a Wrap: Vegetarians can find a little of what they're looking for, but Pica Fresh Mex presents a meat-lovers fantasyland in Oldtown Salinas.
Pica Fresh Mex does tasty flavor in Oldtown Salinas.
To celebrate the festival's 10th anniversary, PICA invites back some artistic greats and introduces a host of new artists from around the world.
PICA Announces the Initial Lineup for TBA 2012.
The three-year-old is normal in many ways, but her appetite for non-edible items — a rare medical condition called Pica — is a real cause of concern.
Pica , Vestigial Tails: Fave Icky Obsessions Bad for Finding Love.
In its first year under the curation of artistic director Angela Mattox, the PICA fest got more thematically unified—and just plain better—as it progressed.
Pica, Vestigial Tails: Fave Icky Obsessions Bad for Finding Love.
As our coverage of PICA's TBA Festival continues, we spend some time with the group Whoop Dee Doo.
PICA had assigned an attorney to represent Flint-based Hanczaryk in a chiropractic -malpractice claim.
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In science:

Las civilizaciones t´ıpicas de las galaxias t´ıpicas estar´ıan cientos de miles, o millones, de a˜nos m´as evolucionadas que la nuestra y, consecuentemente, los observadores inteligentes t´ıpicos ser´ıan ´ordenes de magnitud m´as inteligentes que nosotros.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Pero nuestra galaxia es s´olo una galaxia t´ıpica de nuestro Universo observable.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Las civilizaciones t´ıpicas de las galaxias t´ıpicas est´an cientos de miles, o millones, de a˜nos m´as evolucionadas que la nuestra y, consecuentemente, los observadores inteligentes t´ıpicos son ´ordenes de magnitud m´as inteligentes que nosotros.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Generalizando esta situaci´on, teniendo en cuenta que vivimos en una galaxia t´ıpica, llegamos al Principio Subantr´opico, que dice que nosotros no somos t´ıpicos entre los observadores inteligentes del Universo, sino que nos encontramos muy por deba jo de los est´andares.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Pica, Higher representations on the lattice: numerical simulations.
Natural fourth generation of leptons
Pica, Higher representations on the lattice: numerical simulations.
Topcolor-like dynamics and new matter generations
For example, Pica & Smith (1983) use a χ2 and the so called Q –statistics, based on the di fference between the brightest and the dimmer observations, to investigate long term variability in approximately 6000 photographic observations of 130 AGNs of different types monitored during 13 years.
Testing tests on AGN microvariability
This C –statistics resembles Pica & Smith (1983) Q – statistics, but is less sensible to the spurious effect of a single discrepant point.
Testing tests on AGN microvariability
Pica, Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature, Phys.
The ultraviolet limit and sum rule for the shear correlator in hot Yang-Mills theory
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