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Fra

 (frä)
n. Roman Catholic Church
Used as a title for an Italian monk or friar; brother.

[Italian, short for frate, brother, from Latin frāter; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.]

FRA

abbr.
Federal Railroad Administration

Fra

(frɑː)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) brother: a title given to an Italian monk or friar
[Italian, short for frate brother (in either natural or religious sense), from Latin frāter brother]

Fra

(frɑ)

n.
a title of address for an Italian friar or monk.
[1885–90; < Italian, shortened form of frate brother, monk]
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The famous King of Carrick and his cooks perceiving the roast to be aneuch, commanded it to be tane fra the fire, and the Earl himself began the grace in this manner: `Benedicite, Jesus Maria, you are the most obstinate man that ever I saw; gif I had known that ye had been so stubborn, I would not for a thousand crowns have handled you so; I never did so to man before you.
The bruit flew fra Carrick to Galloway, and so suddenly assembled herd and hyre-man that pertained to the band of the Kennedies; and so within a few hours was the house of Denure environed again.
No inventor who preceded Bell did more, in the invention of the telephone, than to help Bell indirectly, in the same way that Fra Mauro and Toscanelli helped in the discovery of America by making the map and chart that were used by Columbus.
If Moses, Cyrus, Theseus, and Romulus had been unarmed they could not have enforced their constitutions for long--as happened in our time to Fra Girolamo Savonarola, who was ruined with his new order of things immediately the multitude believed in him no longer, and he had no means of keeping steadfast those who believed or of making the unbelievers to believe.
Then came a picture of a cheerful and corpulent ecclesiastic in a shovel hat, sitting opposite a very thin European, and the inscription: "Lunch with Fra Cristofero at Rosario.
She felt a little calmer then, and bought Fra Angelico's "Coronation," Giotto's "Ascension of St.
He talked easily of Botticelli, and spoke of Fra Angelico with a faint condescension.
Andrea del Sarto, Fra Lippo Lippi, Cleon, Karshish, Balaustion, and many scores of others, make of his poems a great gallery of portraits unsurpassed in interest by those of any author whatever except Shakspere.
The FRA Summer Timetable 2015 will also see higher frequencies on a number of popular routes.
Growth in this segment can be attributed to the increased deployment of larger wide-body aircraft at FRA such as the Airbus 380 and the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8.
Fra, 25, plays Coufeyrac, a revolutionary student, in the film which has already received three Golden Globes and seems destined for Bafta and Oscar success.
Aa's sorry aa'll not be there ta see A hundred years fra noo