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mo·la 1

 (mō′lə, -lä)
n. pl. mo·las
A colorful fabric panel of Central American origin that is sewn with a reverse-appliqué technique and is used for decorative purposes, as on clothing or furniture or as a wall hanging.

[Kuna, clothing, blouse, mola.]

mo·la 2

n. pl. mola or mo·las

[New Latin, from Provençal regional (Marseilles) mòla, from Provençal millstone (the fish being so called in reference to its size, round shape, and rough skin texture), from Latin mola; see melə.]
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n, pl -la or -las
(Animals) another name for sunfish1
[C17: from Latin, literally: millstone]
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(ˈmoʊ lə)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -la, (esp. for kinds or species) -las.
any compressed marine fish of the family Molidae, with a sharply truncated circular body.
[1595–1605; < Latin: millstone; from its shape]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mola - among the largest bony fishmola - among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
genus Mola - type genus of the Molidae
Mola lanceolata, sharptail mola - caudal fin has a central projection
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Lorenzo Molas parecia nao apenas querer sugerir que seus mascotes haviam sido criados para serem identificados com os torcedores, mas tambem que a redacao do JS era um espaco "futebolisticamente democratico", que continha torcedores de todos os times do entao DF.
Finalmente, despues de muchos avances en el tema, la etiologia de la mola hidatidiforme queda bien establecida en el siglo XIX por Virchow y posterior a esto se inician los avances en la descripcion de lo que hoy se conoce como Coriocarcinoma.
Molas were evaluated by students, peers, and the teacher.
The Newport man beat Markus Brier by two shots in the Is Molas Challenge of June 1999 with four outstanding rounds in the 60s.
Richard knew molas would rather eat jellyfish, but he offered this one a piece of kelp anyway (above).
But he is just pounds 3,600 clear of third-placed Maarten Lafeber and with over pounds 7,000 available to the winner at Is Molas, the Dutchman could go top.
Priorities for the five staff who work with MoLAS project manager Bill McCann include developing more efficient, user-friendly software to handle all the data involved, and refining even further the precise calibration curve extending from the present back to 1200BC.
If you have an extra vehicle available for a shuttle, you can continue hiking on the Colorado Trail to the Rico-Silverton Trail, which descends north along the south fork of Mineral Creek to a trailhead parking area in South Mineral Campground (a 17-mile hike from Little Molas Lake).
It is unclear when Kuna women first began to make molas. As early as the 16th century, the Kuna people interacted with merchants, pirates and Spanish explorers.
Since their original drawings were based on their response to the patterns found in the molas, students were able to see the visual interplay of white and colored spaces which made their mola designs into captivating gems of artwork.