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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vara a Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vara A Spanish measure of length equal to about one yard. The vara now in use equals 33.385 inches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vara A Spanish-American linear measure. In Texas the vara is regarded as equal to 33⅓ English inches; in California, by common consent, it is taken to be exactly 33 English inches. In Mexico it is 32.9927 inches.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vara vä′ra a Spanish-American linear measure, about thirty-three inches.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. See 1st Vare
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

They are narrow, thickly-woven silk scarves, six varas in length, with oblique white stripes on a dark-brown ground.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
In this latter quality Brahman is more properly called I/s/vara, the Lord.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
It is the vara the Indians respect, not the man who carries it.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Now they measure by varas, and it is very cheap at one real per vara.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIII, 1629-30" by Various
An' accordin' to what Sergeant said, Bethlehem sud not be sae vara far away frae here.
"More Tales of the Ridings" by Frederic Moorman
A bale of thirty varas costs about five dollars.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The Spanish yard, or vara, is eight per cent.
"Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines" by Robert Mac Micking
There was a vara guid instance occurred sune after I married Easie.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
They also pay lampotes, a kind of white cotton fabric, four brazas long and one vara wide, at four reals.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
On another occasion he makes it 184-4/5 Castilian varas (each vara being equal to 33 inches English).
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
But vara sairtainly you're more likely to be right than I.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
It is not nearly so important in practice as coxa vara.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
They also measure by brazas and palmos (but for the vara, I find no proper Tagalog term, but only the Spanish).
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
We maun thank the Lord for a' his mercies; and he vouchsafed you, a vara sound sleep.
"The O'Donoghue Tale Of Ireland Fifty Years Ago" by Charles James Lever
These poles were measured and found to be about 13 varas long (roughly 35 ft.).
"The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California" by S. F. Cook
No but ye 'll deem it vara vulgar fare, after the dainties ye hae been used to!
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
No can use my arm vara moch.
"Conscript 2989" by Irving Crump
But in the wetter climate of Vara Blanca, they were seen throughout February and March until their northward departure in April.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
Gob^{or} Tastuanes, asa campamento insigna vara?
"The Güegüence; A Comedy Ballet in the Nahuatl-Spanish Dialect of Nicaragua" by Daniel G. Brinton
The little island of Vara, lying some ten miles to the north-west, was the only alternative.
"Callias" by Alfred John Church

In poetry:

"Finns ett hopp i vapenskifte? Alla här ha svarat nej;
gotens lynne tål ej mothugg, därför reta honom ej!
Hem och tempel skall han skövla värre, trefalt värre än,
om han ser hellener vara, liksom goter, tappre män.
"Dexippos" by Abraham Viktor Rydberg

In news:

Artist mi Chelle Vara is one of the lucky ones.
Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Sevilla's Javi Varas stopped Lionel Messi at every turn this past weekend, including on a potentially game-winning penalty kick.
After surviving the ocean journey, multiple inspections, and even an X-ray check by US Customs, invited Chilean reader Sebastian Varas's Willys finally made it onto US soil.
Only murals painted in fresco constituted real murals, said past naysayers, and acrylic murals should not be subject to the protection of the VARA Act.
Artist Michelle M Vara has created a commemorative sculpture with steel from the World Trade Center that will be permanently displayed inside the Wilton Fire Department starting Sept 11, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
F or jaded, Brooklyn-weary Manhattanites, there are many things about the popular new Cobble Hill restaurant La Vara that appear, on first inspection, to be distressingly familiar.
Astros' Perez spirals downward, De La Vara gives up more.
Garbanzos Fritos la vara spiced fried chickpeas 3.
Varicose (vara-KOSE) veins are swollen, bluish (BLUE-ish) veins that occur primarily in the lower legs.
He was born May 25, 1937, in Ridgway, the son of the late Floyd and Vara Rhines Roof .

In science:

Grupperna graderas ef ter hur tro l ig t anv ändaren anser de t vara a t t en ub å t med h änsyn t i l l framkom l ighe ten kunna t ta s ig fram genom s ådana omr åden (e l ler va l t a t t ta s ig fram) .
Beslutst\"odssystemet Dezzy - en \"oversikt
La materia no relativista (materia bariónica y materia oscura) es considerada en estos modelos como “polvo”, con una presión igual a cero, p = 0, por lo que su densidad de energía varía como ρm ∝ a−3 .
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
La densidad de energía de muchas partículas no relativistas es igual a su masa multiplicada por su densidad de número, el cual varía inversamente proporcional al volumen (a3 ), i.e. ρm ∝ a−3 ; por su parte, los fotones tienen una energía igual a Eγ = k B T y su longitud de onda se expresa como λγ = ¯hc/k B T .
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Al considerar un plasma, su densidad de energía se puede expresar como su densidad de número (que varía como a−3 ) multiplicada por su temperatura (cuya dependencia temporal está dada por 1.49).
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
The commentaries on his work by Bhāskara I, Someśvara (11th or 12th century), Parameśvara, Nīlakanṭha Somayāji (15th century) and others provide invaluable help in understanding Āryabhaṭa’s mathematics, . They also provide us important facts about the symbolic notations that were used in Indian mathematics.
Aryabhata's Mathematics
K.S. Shukla (ed.), Āryabhaṭīya of Āryabhaṭa with the Commentary of Bhāskara I and Someśvara.
Aryabhata's Mathematics