baa

Definitions

  • BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP
    BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v baa cry plaintively "The lambs were bleating"
    • n baa the cry made by sheep
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Baa! Baa! Black Sheep music Baa! Baa! Black Sheep music
Music: Baa Baa Black Sheep Music: Baa Baa Black Sheep

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Baa The cry or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.
    • v. i Baa To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep. "He treble baas for help, but none can get."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • baa To cry or bleat as a sheep.
    • n baa The cry or bleating of a sheep or lamb.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Baa the cry of a sheep
    • v.i Baa to cry or bleat as a sheep
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. bäen,; an imitative word

Usage

In literature:

Why, if you had one of them for years you would never get anything out of him but Baa!
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
But I ain't afraid, baas; you're not goin' to die just yet.
"Through Veld and Forest" by Harry Collingwood
Der baas kill der boor vellow dead?
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
As for that calf beastie, that baas so at the bottom, gi'e me a groat, and I'll gather him up again sune.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Von Bloom and Swartboy were the "baas-butchers," while Hans and Hendrik played the part of "swabs.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
She wished for a pet lamb, but it baaed so loudly that she was almost discovered by the farmer, so that had to go too.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
There is too much in them for the innocent baa-lamb picture I must paint.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
He and his flock of baa-lambs will put off the day of reckoning as long as ever they can.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
It was the low baa of a sheep, and seemed to come from directly ahead of them.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool?
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
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In poetry:

Burial to fit their lord of war
They decreed him: hailed the kingling: ha!
Hateful! but this Thor
Failed a weak lamb's baa.
"King Harald's Trance" by George Meredith
The lonely young lamb on the hill far beyond
can be heard with its plaintive small baa,
and the frogs all croak from puddle and pond,
as if star now were singing to star.
"May Night" by Jeppe Aakjaer
But when the warrior with his steel honor
Climbed his horse and poked out his lance,
You timidly forced yourself back into your fold
And baaed there quietly and without hope.
"The Ram" by Franz Werfel
(Baa, baa, black sheep! — whose fault but your own
That you're here on the western prairie, herding the sheep alone, —
Here in a wide and lonely land, by the stranger's fold, —
Oh, rise and go to your father; he growing weary and old.)
"The Prairie Shepherd" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Baas ' first season with Giants ends with title.
It's safe to say David Baas made the right move signing with the season.
Baas says Giants 'going to do the necessary things to win'.
David Baas expects his first year with the Giants to end with a Super Bowl win over the Patriots.
Giants' David Baas , Jake Ballard sitting out practice today.
Giants' Baas healthier, but may have lost starting job.
David Baas has apparently healed from the intense headaches and neck injury that forced him to miss the Giants' past three games.
4-Down Territory: Sanchez a piling-on victim, Baas a Giant misfire, Jim Leonhard, Da'Rel Scott.
Center David Baas did not practice as expected with a neck/burner injury.
Meanwhile, the 49ers' offensive line has added another question mark, through the reported departure of David Baas to the Giants.
Funeral services for Emily M Baas , 96, of Milaca were held Monday, March 14, 2011 at the Christian Reformed Church in Pease with the Rev.
Mike Singletary said he liked what he saw out of David Baas at center in the last game.
If Baas continues to play well, he might be the one to replace Eric Heitmann while he recovers from a broken leg.
When David Baas thinks about the Redskins it doesn't conjure particularly good memories.
After signing a free agent contract with the Giants after six seasons with the 49ers, Baas looked.
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In science:

If w = aabaaa, then ρ(w) = aaaaab. • If A = {aab, abb} then ρ−1 (A) = {aab, aba, baa} ∪ {abb, bab, bba}.
Limit law of the standard right factor of a random Lyndon word
If ε < 1, we continue, (C n)n(1 + |ξ |)−n+(p+k)a/bAa/b (C n)ka/b | dκnT (ξ )| ≤ + C (C p)p(1 + |ξ |)−p .
Real Analytic Generalized Functions
We remove the letters A and E to get BCDCDB : baa which represents β (2) .
On tabulating virtual strings
Under homotopy we can apply a shift move to q to get the Gauss phrase BAA|B .
Homotopy invariants of Gauss phrases
Fab is the non-abelian Born-Infeld field a Tn and Tn the N2 generators of strength: Fab = ∂aAb − ∂bAa + i[Aa , Ab ], with Aa = A(n) U(N), normalized such that Tr(TnTm ) = Nδnm .
Non-commutative Branes from M-theory
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