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(in the names of places or churches) abbreviation for
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Saint (female)
2. (Placename) Saint (female)
[Italian Santa]
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1. Santa.
2. Station.


1. station.
2. stationary.
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References in classic literature ?
"'Chi sta la?' he squeaked at last, gibbering and whimpering like a whipped monkey, so that I could not bear to miss his face, and got a match all ready to strike.
{4} Temesa was on the West Coast of the toe of Italy, in what is now the gulf of Sta Eufemia.
Sta. Maria conquered her fear, enjoying the once in a lifetime experience.
Sta. Isabel first opposed the testimony of Villegas before the Pampanga court, through a motion for reconsideration.
"It was clear to us that, not only from the president but also from the secretary of foreign affairs, he made it clear that what we want is a public formal apology written not verbal," Sta. Romana said in a televised press conference in Beijing.
'A total of 195 structures in Barangay Sta. Maria also incurred damage costing roughly P81.94 million, covering damage to: 191 residential structures costing P32.70 million; four (4) public buildings costing P49.27 million,' it added.
In Sta. Maria, the DPWH placed the damage at PHP81.94 million covering 191 residential structures and four public buildings while Sta.
Sta. Lucia challenged Cignal in the third after Amanda Villanueva tied the match at 16-all for the Lady Realtors before Robins-Hardy took charge to give the HD Spikers the 21-18 upper hand.
SHANGHAI, March 27, 2019 -- STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., (WuXi STA) -- a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec--announces that its new drug product manufacturing facility in Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone has passed its first GMP inspection by the European Medical Products Agency (MPA).
The collaboration will help further integrate the advantages of WuXi STA drug product services and expedite the development of BioLingus' pipeline and usage of sublingual delivery technology.
Swiss biotech company BioLingus reported on Monday the establishment of an exclusive technology and marketing collaboration for sublingual delivery with STA Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (WuXi STA), a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec.
According to the terms of the collaboration, WuXi STA will have exclusive access to BioLingus technology for sublingual and buccal delivery in the contract development and manufacturing organisation sector.