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An urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s.  Synonyms: Alex Boncayao Brigade, Revolutionary Proletarian Army, RPA-ABB.

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"ABB" Quotes from Famous Books

... Aitken, etc. This list, compiled from Bardsley's Dictionary of Surnames, is certainly not exhaustive. Probably Taddy is rimed on Addy as Taggy is on Aggy (Agnes). To put together all the derivatives of John or Thomas would be a task almost beyond the wit of man. Names in Abb-, App-, may come from either Abraham or Abel, and from Abbs we also have Nabbs. Cain was of course unpopular. Cain, Cane, Kain, when not Manx, is from the town of Caen or from Norman quene, ...
— The Romance of Names • Ernest Weekley

... of the Revolution, the last proprietor of Ravenswood Castle saw himself compelled to part with the ancient family seat, and to remove himself to a lonely and sea-beaten tower, which, situated on the bleak shores between St. Abb's Head and the village of Eyemouth, looked out on the lonely and boisterous German Ocean. A black domain of wild pasture-land surrounded their new residence, and formed the remains ...
— Bride of Lammermoor • Sir Walter Scott

... in the z direction (the fourth dimension) a distance equal to the length of one of its sides. Just as we did previously in the case of the square, we draw the cube in its new position (ABB'D'C'C) and also as before we connect each apex of the first cube with the corresponding apex of the other, because each of these points generates a line (an edge), each line a plane, and each plane a solid. This is the tesseract or hyper-cube in plane projection. ...
— Architecture and Democracy • Claude Fayette Bragdon

... "We are off St. Abb's Head," was the reply, shouted at the top of the man's voice, that it might be heard, for in the din and roar it was difficult to make ...
— Grace Darling - Heroine of the Farne Islands • Eva Hope

... peace was occasionally broken in intervals of truce, and the advantage was usually on the side of the Scots. In 1409 the Earl of March returned to his allegiance and received back his estates. In the same year his son recovered Fast Castle (on St. Abb's Head), and the ...
— An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) • Robert S. Rait

... the wreckers, have been the ships cast away along that rugged coast-line which starts southward from the grim promontory of St. Abb's Head, and runs, cruelly rock-girt or stretched in open bay of yellow sand, away past Berwick and down by Holy Island. Many have been the disasters, pitiful on occasion the loss of life. But never, since history began, has disaster come upon the coast like to that which befell ...
— Stories of the Border Marches • John Lang and Jean Lang

Words linked to "ABB" :   terrorist act, Republic of the Philippines, terrorism, Alex Boncayao Brigade, foreign terrorist organization, terrorist organization, act of terrorism, Philippines, RPA-ABB, terrorist group, FTO

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