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BLA

abbr.
Bachelor of Liberal Arts
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The modern concierge's daughter who fulfils her ambition by playing the Queen of Spain in Ruy Blas at the Theatre Francais is only one of many thousands of men and women who have sloughed off their native dialects and acquired a new tongue.
"I would like, if it were possible," answered Sancho Panza, "your worship to give me a couple of sups of that potion of the fiery Blas, if it be that you have any to hand there; perhaps it will serve for broken bones as well as for wounds."
A romance on the plan of Gil Blas, adapted to American society and manners, would cease to be a romance.
In my day, children of fourteen and fifteen did n't dress in the height of the fashion; go to parties, as nearly like those of grown people as it 's possible to make them; lead idle, giddy, unhealthy lives, and get blas, at twenty.
King informs me that at the Bay of San Blas, and at Port Valdes in Patagonia, he saw these birds swimming several times from island to island.
From that blessed little room, Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
Excepting certain periods of suspense and anxiety, I am as even-tempered a Rogue as you have met with anywhere since the days of Gil Blas.
I spare you a tale of adventures worthy of Gil Blas.--Your Revolution followed.
He leaves his lodgings every morning at a certain hour, throws himself upon the town, gets through his day in some manner quite satisfactory to himself, and regularly appears at the door of his own house again at night, like the mysterious master of Gil Blas. He is a free-and-easy, careless, indifferent kind of pig, having a very large acquaintance among other pigs of the same character, whom he rather knows by sight than conversation, as he seldom troubles himself to stop and exchange civilities, but goes grunting down the kennel, turning up the news and small-talk of the city in the shape of cabbage-stalks and offal, and bearing no tails but his own: which is a very short one, for his old enemies, the dogs, have been at that too, and have left him hardly enough to swear by.
Nos Wener, byddwn yn Ninbych yn cael blas ar y gem gyda chriw'r clwb tennis, a byddwn hefyd yn clywed am gamp arall sef bowlio, sy'n gyfle i longyfarch hogyn ifanc o Lanfairpwll sydd wedi curo Pencampwriaeth Bowlio Cymru.
Erick Wynmer Calulot, the Civil-Military Operations Officer of 1003rd IB, said Blas, 49, married, of Barangay Malabog, is the assistant secretary of the NPA's underground mass organization, Hingpit Organisadong Masa, a local party branch in Malabog.
The Blas festival is run by Feisean nan Gaidheal in partnership with The Highland Council, which is facing a number of financial savings.