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(ˈiːlɪə) or


(Placename) a department of SW Greece, in the W Peloponnese: in ancient times most of the region formed the state of Elis. Pop: 183 521 (2001). Area: 2681 sq km (1035 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Ilía


(Biography) the pen name of (Charles) Lamb


1. a young sheep.
2. the meat of a young sheep.
3. a person who is gentle or innocent.
4. a person who is easily outsmarted.
5. the Lamb, Christ.
6. to give birth to a lamb.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon, Old High German, Old Norse, Gothic lamb]



1. Charles ( “Elia” ), 1775–1834, English essayist and critic.
2. Willis E(ugene), Jr., born 1913, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1955.
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He was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Francis Elia, and a sister, Julia Elia Harges.
Elia was named by his parents after soul singer Al Jarreau (except for the registry office not quite understanding the spelling of that name as a first name).
In the webinar, Elia, who has over 20 years of experience, as a publicist and media trainer, preparing clients for high-level interviews with CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Wall Street Journal, Time and many other media outlets, will share the following:
But as far back as February 2009 it appears Elia had made at least one enemy.
Negredo tried to kid on that Elia had booted him in the head during a clash in the box and collapsed.
Elia wasn't fired for a few months after turned on the Cubs fans who had booed the team one April afternoon, his diatribe including the immortal line about how ``85 percent of the bleeping world is working; the other 15 percent come out here.
Despite their flaws and dead ends, however, Wild Boy and Elia still make for an approachable and promising solo debut.
For Grandma Brief: Comfortable clothes, something nautical What Elia found: Purple Marine top, pounds 20, and striped Marine top, pounds 22 Emily's verdict: "I can really see my grandma wearing these, especially the purple top - a great choice.
AIT is planning to actively participate in ELIA initiatives inspired by the Association's commitment to promoting the concept of ethics and quality standards through the industry.
Another said the company did not have adequate software, with disastrous consequences, while a third alleged Elia withheld information about the company's finances from business partners.
Elia Nuqul Foundation partners with Al Aman fund for the Future of Orphans' scholarship Program In line with its vision, the Elia Nuqul Foundation recently announced its partnership with Al Aman fund for the Future of Orphans to sponsor twenty six scholarships for underprivileged orphans.
Sales in townhouses increased by 40 percent over the first quarter of 1992", exclaimed Joan Ambrose, partner of Ambrose-Mar Elia Co.