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1. (Placename) of or relating to the Aran Islands
2. (Textiles) made of thick undyed wool with its natural oils retained: an Aran sweater.


(ˈfɪʃ ər mən)

n., pl. -men,
adj. n.
1. a person who fishes.
2. a ship used in fishing.
3. Also, fish′er•man's. of or designating a knitting pattern primarily of cable-stitches.
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Lt Col Bin Aran said the decision to reduce the fines by 50 per cent was made in order to give motorists a chance to renew their registration and pay the accumulated fines.
President, Scott Eastland, said, 'We are very excited to add Kent to the Aran Insurance Underwriters team.
Volunteers from the group have therefore named him "Aran" after Yr Aran, one of the mountain peaks of Snowdonia not far from the nest.
The car involved in the accident was in the correct lane, but if he was more attentive he might have been able to avoid running over the senior citizen," said Lt-Col bin Aran.
He added that the aid comes in the frame work of the efforts to help citizens of Tal Aran and Tal Hasel after the army restored security and stability to the two cities.
Aran, who climbed the mountain for the first time, added: "It was tougher than I thought or I thought I was fitter.
Prizegiving Winners 2014 Student of the Year: John Tudor Memorial Cup: Sion Aran Jones, Y Bala.
After opening with a break of 60, John fell 2-1 behind to Aran, who made a 30 break himself.
A further 13 people were killed in a shelling attack on Tel Aran.
Setting a century of Aran writing within its proper contexts and mining it for new insights seem the ripest kind of fruit.
To enhance understanding and appreciation of key stakeholders of the need to conserve priority habitats on the Aran islands, and to strengthen their engagement in the conservation efforts, by increasing the availability of information through the construction of a website, the production of six information sheets, five best practice guides and the provision of up to 39 educational visits and 39 classroom based presentations;
The couple refuse to measure Aran against what is seen as "normal" because their philosophy is to accept their child as he is.