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Al·a·bam·a 1

n. pl. Alabama or Al·a·bam·as
1. A member of a tribe of the Creek confederacy formerly inhabiting southern Alabama and now located in eastern Texas.
2. The Muskogean language of the Alabama.

[Alabama Alba·mo, Alabama person.]

Al·a·bam·a 2

 (ăl′ə-băm′ə) Abbr. AL or Ala.
A state of the southeast United States. It was admitted as the 22nd state in 1819. Alabama was first explored by the Spanish, and the southern section was claimed by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Montgomery is the capital and Birmingham the largest city.

Al′a·ba′mi·an (-bā′mē-ən), Al′a·bam′an adj. & n.
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Noun1.Alabaman - a native or resident of Alabama
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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The lanky Alabaman finished 15th on his Colonial debut in 1997 and has never missed a cut there in 13 appearances, finishing runner-up in 2000, fourth in 2006 and in the top 25 nine times.
Lewis, an Alabaman who was not "markedly anti-Negro," had been teased by white friends that the Soviets were going to make him live with a black man "and make him like it." While walking along the Volga one day, Lewis and Brown encountered Robinson.
Thirty years ago, I stayed with my Alabaman uncle Bud, who was such a proud member of the Ku Klux Klan that he turned up for breakfast one morning dressed peaked-hat to toe in his outfit.
"Four Corners" idiosyncratically uses scrolled thumbnail bios and a single representative canvas from four visual arrists (Claude Monet, Alabaman primitivist Moses Tolliver, a Native American canyon-wall conjecturally born in 142 A.D., and Jasper Johns) as "chapter headings" that kick off separate segments of precisely 13 shots investing one location each.
Black, an Alabaman, was deeply conscious of the critique of the Amendment's provenance and may have doubted the Court's ability to answer it successfully had the Justices ever been forced to engage in a full-scale review of the events of 1866-1868.
The Alabaman then entered into negotiations with fellow champion Anthony Joshua with a view to unifying the division.
The plays that got the game there brimmed with Georgian confidence and Alabaman imprecision: a false start that negated a made field goal, a neutral-zone infraction that gifted a first down, and more.
The lanky Alabaman won on his course debut in 2000 and again four years later.
Hannah, who jokes that he speaks "Alabaman" - the name of his employer, Hyland, comes out "Holland" - says he still misses old friends and a cultural milieu dramatically different from what he's found here.
No one's more patriotic than an Alabaman, of course, but a general queasiness soon stole across Anniston, and what with one thing and another, Democratic Governor Don Siegelman found himself petitioning a federal court to block the use of that incinerator.
CHAIN all asylum-seekers into boats and sell them to Alabaman cotton magnates.