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mela

(ˈmiːlə; ˈmɛlə)
n
an Asian cultural or religious fair or festival
[C19: Hindi, from Sanskrit mēlā an assembly, from mil to meet]
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Melas. "Well then, it was Monday night--only two days ago, you understand--that all this happened.
Melas, that if at any time to-night you attempt to raise an alarm or do anything which is against my interests, you will find it a very serious thing.
Melas, I hope, but we could not get on without you.
Melas. A gentleman had just called for him, and he was gone.
Melas, however, still lived, and in less than an hour, with the aid of ammonia and brandy I had the satisfaction of seeing him open his eyes, and of knowing that my hand had drawn him back from that dark valley in which all paths meet.
Finally, finding him proof against every threat, they had hurled him back into his prison, and after reproaching Melas with his treachery, which appeared from the newspaper advertisement, they had stunned him with a blow from a stick, and he remembered nothing more until he found us bending over him.
And he says there were four of them, Argus, Phrontis, Melas, and Cytisorus.
For Portheus had three noble sons, two of whom, Agrius and Melas, abode in Pleuron and rocky Calydon.
The first started for Paris when Melas' victory was certain; the second, starting four hours later, brought the news of the defeat of the Austrians.
One favourite volume was a small octavo edition of the Directorium Inquisitorum, by the Dominican Eymeric de Gironne; and there were passages in Pomponius Mela, about the old African Satyrs and OEgipans, over which Usher would sit dreaming for hours.
Rameet, a former winner of the Miss India Scotland title, has performed at Melas across the country.
Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder associated with polygenetic, maternally inherited mutations in mtDNA.