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n.1.(Zool.) Any species of marine gastropods, of the genera Nassa, Tritia, and other allied genera of the family Nassidæ; a dog whelk. See Illust. under Gastropoda.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Cuming, before our voyage procured here ninety species of sea-shells, and this does not include several species not yet specifically examined, of Trochus, Turbo, Monodonta, and Nassa. He has been kind enough to give me the following interesting results: Of the ninety shells, no less than forty-seven are unknown elsewhere -- a wonderful fact, considering how widely distributed sea-shells generally are.
Chuks Eroha (aka 'Chuks Nassa Iro,' aka 'Nassa,' aka 'Prince Chuddy,' aka 'Nurse Chuddy')
Watson said: "I went into the Nassa fight as the underdog, it was his backyard and people were raving on about him as if he was the next Naseem Hamed.
Nassa said, "Coris BANK, in its mission to bring innovative solutions; saw in the Islamic finance, an opportunity in the sense that it is an alternative to the conventional finance.
Newport Crown Court heard that on April 4, Nassa was found with a mobile phone on him that he knew to be stolen, and he had put his own SIM card in it.
Based on which chemicals in the brain they affect, the antidepressants were classified into 7 classes including tricyclic antidepressants, tetracyclic, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA), and other newer antidepressants.
It was at this stage his early exertions started to take their toll but he dug deep to withstand the late challenge of Al Nassa.
"I was not too impressed with some spurts of the NASSA game because I feel we created a comfortable lead and then went to sleep.
Gothograptus nassa Holm, 1890 has characteristic solid genicular hoods built of densely packed parallel bandages (Figs 1B, 2B).
Ted Worster, 88, loves it here, though he was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, attending the grammar school there, before joining the 52-strong crew of the 10,000-ton tanker, Nassa in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Nassa shells decorating the earliest textiles woven by the Iban on a loom, the original black skirt (kain balui), take a rare parade in the sun.
In the B division, Caerau proved too strong for AFC Llanedeyrn, winning 7-0 with goals from Lewis Davies, Nassa Mohammed, Tyrell James (2) and Kieran Cotterill (3).