• "Why, there stands Pa, and he wants me to git up and go with him."
    "Why, there stands Pa, and he wants me to git up and go with him."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n PA an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
    • n PA a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    • n pa an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    • n Pa a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
    • n Pa a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Pa Corbin's Team Pa Corbin's Team

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jim Delligatti, a McDonald's franchise owner in Uniontown, PA, invented the Big Mac in 1968. He originally named it the Big Mac Super Sandwich. The following year McDonald's sold it nationwide.
    • n Pa A shortened form of Papa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1st US zoo was built in Philadelphia, PA, in 1876.
    • n pa A more childish form of papa.
    • n pa A Scotch form of pall.
    • pa An abbreviation of Pennsylvania.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The main road in Hershey, PA (where Hershey's candy bars are made) is Chocolate Avenue.
    • n Pa papa, a child's name for father.
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In literature:

J. H. Thompson, 38 Arthur Street, Pittsburg, Pa., is the President and General Manager.
"Sparkling Gems of Race Knowledge Worth Reading" by Various
I knew I should have a horrid time, but Pa made me come.
"Three Margarets" by Laura E. Richards
I asked a young lady living on her pa's farm what they did with all their fruit?
"The New Pun Book" by Thomas A. Brown and Thomas Joseph Carey
The Steel Strike at Homestead, Pa. Congressional Investigation.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Le vini o sar covva te suverena apre o pani, pa lenia, pa doeyav.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
But pa 'lows, 'Wid all respec' fer yore wife sar, she am a Yankee too, an' I'd ruther go wid you ter de war.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Did you ever think what I left Pa fur an' went t' the city, Janet?
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
And pa is resting this season.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
That's what pa says, anyway; I didn't ever see one.
"A Brace Of Boys" by Fitz Hugh Ludlow
On October 13, 1896, she became the wife of John Blair of Chambersburg, Pa., and they still reside there.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger

In poetry:

Watching for Pa!
Watching for Pa!
Sitting by the window,
Watching for Pa!
"Watching For Pa" by Henry Clay Work
Watching for Pa!
Watching for Pa!
Standing on the doorstep,
Watching for Pa!
"Watching For Pa" by Henry Clay Work
He bore a workhouse brand;
No Pa or Ma had claimed him,
The Beadle found him, and
The Board of Guardians named him.
"Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Don't want Santy Claus--ner things
Any kind he ever brings!--
Don't want A'nty!--Don't want Pa!--
I ist only want my Ma!
"A Christmas Memory" by James Whitcomb Riley
They met again, and strange, though true,
He courted her for a month or two,
Then to her pa he said, says he,
"Old man, I love your daughter and your daughter worships me!"
"Thomson Green and Harriet Hale" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Who'd sold him thet thar useless rod
To put upon his roofin';
An' ef he found him round the place,
He'd send the scamp a-hoofin'.
"You sort ov understand my sense?"
"Yes, pa,"--said pooty Deely Spense.
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Central Texas Heart Center, PA 2700 East 29th Street, Suite 220 Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: 979-774-4008 Fax: 979-731-8914.
Born on August 25, 1956, in Geneva, Pa. She was a daughter of Ruth (Hitchcock) and Robert Spencer.
He'll be in Hershey, Pa.
She graduated from Edison High School and is employed at Joe's Crab Shack in Robinson Township, Pa.
Serving Montgomery County, PA. By TERRY TOOHEY
Sun steps at the Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pa. ( Lisa Roper, Handout / June 14, 2011 ).
Pittsburgh, PA Tuesday February 21, 2012.
A benefit for the Pa'ia Youth & Cultural Center.
Just a stone's throw away from idyllic Pa'ia Bay, the Pa'ia Youth & Cultural Center (PYCC) is reminiscent of the enchanting world of "Neverland" depicted in J.M.
The groom is the son of Michael and Diana Chir of Clairton, Pa.
"Choo Choo" Justus, 76, of 333 Harrison Ave, Waynesboro, Pa.
Passed away Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012, in Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.
Serving Montgomery County, PA. By ADRIANNA E HOFF
Clashing views on Pa. Senate hopeful's mining past.
Died Friday evening, July 27, 2012, in Quincy, Pa.

In science:

Also, if γλ (a) = λPa (λ) for any a ∈ R, we can define ω ∈ eC 1 (R) such that ωλ (a) = Pa (λ) and clearly γ = ∂ω .
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
This in turn implies that c(σ , τ ) is a function of Pa σa , Pa σa τ a , and Pa τ a only.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
It follows that the difference between the probabilities of finding the systems in the symmetric and antisymmetric subspaces (Ps and Pa respectively) is given by the overlap between |ψi⊗|φi and |φi⊗|ψi Ps − Pa = |hψ |φi|2 .
Comparison of two unknown pure quantum states
In particular, the PA-DPI subsequence n = 2k − 1 has the same property since it is identical to the respective subsequence of the PA-LCPI method.
Random Series and Discrete Path Integral methods: The Levy-Ciesielski implementation
Thus all operators can be expanded as a sum over eigenvalues and eigenstates or eigenspaces as ˜A = Pa a ˜Pa where a is in Cn and ˜Pa is a pro jection operator over a subspace of H.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection