Pæan

Definitions

  • An English Lord and a Rebel Captain. P. 215
    An English Lord and a Rebel Captain. P. 215
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pæan An ancient Greek hymn in honor of Apollo as a healing deity, and, later, a song addressed to other deities.
    • Pæan Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph, joy, or praise. "Public pæans of congratulation."
    • Pæan See Pæon.
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Quotations

  • Aneurin Bevan
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    “You're not an M.P., you're a gastronomic pimp.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. paean, Gr. paia`n, fr. Paia`n the physician of the gods, later, Apollo. Cf. Pæon Peony

Usage

In literature:

While the 'push' was in progress, a man who, in his own words, had 'stopped one,' was carried to an R.A.P.
"Over the Top With the Third Australian Division" by G. P. Cuttriss
Another said, 'In the summer I work from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., and often do not take more than an hour off for meals.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
P'raps they think that Kunnel Gid Ward don't know a fish-bone stitch from an over-and-over.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
It would have been an event to have seen in the flesh some of the humbler men, G.P.R.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
So I telephoned fo' a p'liceman to come an' see if he could cotch de burglar!
"The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair" by Laura Lee Hope
An engraving of the tali is given by P. Paolino, Systema Brahmanicum tab.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Then there was an intermission, and at 3 p.m. the service was repeated for the last time.
"Pulpit and Press" by Mary Baker Eddy
P. S. The instability of our laws is really an immense evil.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
P. S. 1 omitted to draw your attention to an additional duty of one cent per gallon on rum, by name.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Whether his audacity daunted the P-mobile, or whether they held off from an all out attack because of Hovan, Dane could not guess.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
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In poetry:

The law and religion came down on him first—
The Christian was hard but his wife was the worst!
Half ruined and half driven crazy was he—
It made an old man of O’Hara, J. P.
"O'Hara, J.P." by Henry Lawson
"If Pæan's Sons these horrid rites require,
If Health's fair science be by these refined,
Let guilty convicts, for their use, expire,
And let their breathless corse avail mankind.
"Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated" by William Shenstone
The old man curl'd his whip-lash round
An alto-vic'd muskitter,
Preacher, sort ov triumphant, strok'd
His ornary old critter.
Spense p'ints tew flour, an' hog, an' jar,
Sez he, "I've got religion thar!
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Fu' a gal won't let 'uligion er no othah so't o' t'ing
Stop huh w'en she teks a notion dat she wants a weddin' ring.
You kin p'omise huh de blessin's of a happy aftah life
(An' hit's nice to be a angel), but she 'd ravah be a wife.
"How Lucy Backslid" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Well, dey talked an' made dey 'bejunce, des lak critters do,
An' dey walked an' p'omenaded 'roun' an' thoo an' thoo;
Jealous ol' Mis' Fox, she whispah, "See Mis' Wildcat daih,
Ain't hit scan'lous, huh a-comin' wid huh shouldahs baih?"
"De Critters' Dance" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Women is strange. I s'pose I oughter be
Contented; though I never understands.
But when I score, it 'urts me dignerty
To 'ave the credit grabbed out uv me 'ands.
I shouldn't look fer credit, p'raps; an' then,
Women is strange. But bli'me! So is men!
"A Woman's Way" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Gallery at the Merc will be hosting an artist reception Friday, Oct 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The world was buzzing last week about the end of the world, but Charleston Mayor Joseph P Riley Jr was focused on another tragedy in the making: a West Ashley commute without an expanded Interstate 526.
P resident Obama is refusing to take yes for an answer.
Volume 87, Number 33 p. The End Of An Era.
The Tuscaloosa Arts Council announced today singer-songwriter John Prine will perform an all-ages show at the Bama Theatre on Friday, Oct 26 at 8 p.m.
Watch WESH 2 News First at 4 p.m. Just a few dozen votes could mean a major political upset for an incumbent state representative in District 29.
Sharp-eyed readers who received an email update this week from Cincinnati City Councilman P.G.
An article announcing the Christmas Eve 1921 broadcast from the Seattle P-I building at Sixth Avenue and Pine Street.
Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with minor injuries Friday after a fire broke out on the second floor of an East Riddle Avenue home in Ravenna just after 4:30 p.m.
It was a close call on I-20 Monday evening after a two-car accident at the Old Anson exit around 8:15 p.m. Abilene Police say the driver of an black SUV fell asleep and hit a light pole while driving west on I-20.
Published Monday, Nov 19, 2012, at 12:38 p.m. CORALVILLE, Iowa — Shoppers in Iowa got an unusual glimpse of wildlife Monday morning when a doe and two fawns wandered into a department store.
Updated Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012, at 3:41 p.m. WASHINGTON — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae earned $1.8 billion from July through September, helped by an improving housing market that has lifted home prices.
The Duluth Fire Department is hosting an open house on Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p-m at the Number 8 Station, 5830 Grand Avenue.
An open house for the public will be held Saturday, Dec 1 from 10 am until noon and 4-5 p.m.
Casey's is an institution in downtown Tempe, in that you can count on it to be full of crazies any evening after 9 p.m.
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In science:

Then, as in [V2] and [P], an infinitesimal argument applies.
Subvarieties of general type on a general projective hypersurface
Vµ 6= 0 =⇒ µ = λ − η For any λ ∈ P + , π± ∈ An , there exists a unique (up to an isomorphism) irreducible i (u) = Pr≥0 π± highest weight Uq -module with highest weight (λ, π± ).
Quantum loop modules
Gudder S. P., An approach to quantum probability.
Representation theorem for obsevables on a quantum logic
Let •0 and πAN ,0 be the pullbacks to AN by E −1 : AN → p of the abelian group structure on p and the Poisson structure πp,0 on p.
Thompson's conjecture for real semi-simple Lie groups
The lower bound is sharp: Let p = (pk )k∈N be a probability distribution on N such that P (An) = o( 1 n ) where An is the event that the largest and the second largest of n independent samples of p coincide.
Level Crossing Probabilities I: One-dimensional Random Walks and Symmetrization
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