• WordNet 3.6
    • n taira long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Taira (Zoöl) Same as Tayra.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n taira A South American musteline carnivore, Galera barbara.
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In literature:

Chief among those thus moved by ambition was Kiyomori, the greatest of the Taira leaders.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Previous to the Kamakura Shogunate, there was an interim between it and the old regime, the semi-military government of the Taira family.
"An Introduction to the History of Japan" by Katsuro Hara
The Fujiwara governed through the emperor; the Taira, the Minamoto and the Tokugawa governed in spite of the emperor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
One Imperial candidate was supported by the Taira, the other by the Minamoto.
"Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories" by Yei Theodora Ozaki

In news:

This week Artturi Taira of Rubik gives the scoop on Helsinki , Finland.
Partners 8 Monday 9p Retired Detective Thursday 9p Soko Ga Shiritai Weekdays 7p Taira no Kiyomori Tuesday 8p Sunday 7p (RT).
AYUKAWAHAMA, Japan — Seiko Taira and her family have settled into a grim routine since the tsunami struck: her sons forage for firewood.
Ryo Taira (r.), and an unidentified man lift a baby dolphin out of a flooded rice field after it was swept inland by a tsunami following an earthquake in Sendai, in this picture taken Tuesday.

In science:

Taira, A strong maximum principle for degenerate el liptic operators, Comm.
On Hopf's Lemma and the Strong Maximum Principle