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A pasha.

[Arabic bāšā, from Turkish paşa; see pasha.]


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a rare spelling of pasha
2. an important or pompous person
[C16: from Turkish başa, from bas head, chief]


(ˈpɑ ʃə, ˈpæʃ ə, pəˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔ)

n., pl. -shas.
a former title placed after the name of high officials in countries under Turkish rule.
[1640–50; < Turkish paşa]
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High times, indeed, if unprincipled young rakes like him are to be permitted to invade the sanctity of domestic bliss; though do what the Bashaw will, he cannot keep the most notorious Lothario out of his bed; for, alas
There is no regular system of taxation, but when the Emperor or the Bashaw want money, they levy on some rich man, and he has to furnish the cash or go to prison.
Cronshaw sat in the place of honour on a Gladstone bag, with his legs curled under him like a Turkish bashaw, beaming good-naturedly on the young people who surrounded him.
You've taken to being a nob, buying land, being a country bashaw.
I'll get admitted there, and I'll stir up mutiny; and you, three-tailed bashaw as you are, sir, shall in a trice find yourself fettered amongst our hands: nor will I, for one, consent to cut your bonds till you have signed a charter, the most liberal that despot ever yet conferred.
The proximity to major transportation and other business needs will help us to better serve our customers and support our stores in the Midwest and Ontario, said Whole Foods Market Midwest Regional President, Michael Bashaw.
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In recent years, there have been calls for the application of behavior-analytic techniques to zoo animal behavior management, including environmental enrichment (eg, Bloomsmith, Marr, Maple, 2007, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 102, 205-222; Tarou, Bashaw, 2007, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 102, 189-204).
For Barbara Bashaw, graduate director of dance education at Rutgers University, teaching is an artistic practice: "We don't see it as a backup plan, we look at it as an area of creativity that can inform who you are as an artist.
In addition, scores on common verbal tests are compared to normative data (norms) from sighted children, which may not be appropriate (see, for example, Dekker, 1993; Hull & Mason, 1995; Tillman & Bashaw, 1968; Vander Kolk, 1977).
Back row, from left: Alex Davies (Manager), Shaun Taylor, Tom Povall, Lewis McKnight, Sam Upton, Liam Davies, Tyler Smith, Declan Iverson, Luke Bashaw.
Ed Bashaw has resigned as dean of the College of Business at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville effective May 31 to become dean of the School of Business at Emporia State University in Kansas.