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u·pas

 (yo͞o′pəs)
n.
1. A deciduous tree (Antiaris toxicaria) of tropical Africa and Asia that yields a latex used as an arrow poison.
2. The poison obtained from this tree or from similar trees.

[Malay (pohun) upas, poison (tree), of Javanese origin.]

upas

(ˈjuːpəs)
n
1. (Plants) a large moraceous tree of Java, Antiaria toxicaria, having whitish bark and poisonous milky sap
2. (Elements & Compounds) the sap of this tree, used as an arrow poison
Also: antiar
[C19: from Malay: poison]

u•pas

(ˈyu pəs)

n.
a large tropical mulberry tree, Antiaris toxicaria, of Africa, Asia, and the Philippines, that has a milky sap used as an arrow poison.
[1775–85; < Javanese: poison]
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He was one of those delightful, irresponsible, erratic persons whose heads thoughts of this kind do not enter, and who are about as deadly to those whose lives are bound up with theirs as a Upas tree.
When you first came upon me, sir, in the Lodge, this day, more as if a Upas tree had been made a capture of than a private defendant, such mingled streams of feelings broke loose again within me, that everything was for the first few minutes swept away before them, and I was going round and round in a vortex.
54) The upas tree is a native of Java in south-east Asia with a highly poisonous sap.
Most of the tested genotypes received higher number of larvae and per cent webbing as compared to checks, UPAS 120 and Manak.
O destaque recebido pelas UPAs na politica de saude do municipio, aliado a pouca producao cientifica sobre este tema justificam o objetivo deste estudo de analisar a integracao dessas unidades com a rede assistencial no municipio do Rio de Janeiro, procurando compreender seus possiveis impactos na reorientacao do modelo assistencial.
Contrariamente a la actividad agricola, el 60% de los acuicultores no recibe ningun tipo de subsidio por consumo electrico y existen algunas UPAs, que no han sido electrificadas; su lejania con respecto a la red electrica ha sido un factor determinante para impedir la tecnificacion, el acceso a recursos y a estar incomunicados respecto a los boletines oficiales de seguridad.
In English it may be called bark cloth tree, antiaris, false iroko--a name some have taken issue with--false mvule or upas or anear tree, its Javanese names, or in the Indonesian language, bemu.
The argument developed here starts from a more adequate understanding of reality and mobilises the Indonesian upas tree to symbolise London's relation to Britain.
ANALISIS SOBRE LAS POLITICAS PUBLICAS ASOCIADAS AL EMPRENDIMIENTO Y SU ARTICULACION CON LAS ORGANIZACIONES SOCIALES EN LA CIUDAD DE MEDELLIN EN LOS DOS ULTIMOS PLANES DE DESARROLLO DE LA CIUDAD Entrevista para UPAS Buenos dias (tardes), La Universidad Luis Amigo esta interesada en investigar la incidencia que ha tenido el apoyo y acompanamiento del programa "Economia solidaria" en el desarrollo de las personas y la organizacion que conformo la UPA, le solicitamos de manera muy comedida dar respuesta a las siguientes preguntas, advirtiendo que la informacion sera utilizada con fines estrictamente academicos.
Dessa forma, foram escolhidas tres UPAs com as seguintes caracteristicas: UPA A: Cultivo de arroz irrigado, atraves do sistema mix, adotado pelo IRGA (Instituto Riograndense de Arroz), juntamente com o sistema de integracao lavoura-pecuaria.
Spotted trout, which spent the warmer months within a mile or two of the Gulf, are migrating deeper inland and some can now be caught as far upas the 1-75 bridges on the Peace River and the Caloosahatchee River.