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DIA

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1.
An intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition.  Synonym: Defense Intelligence Agency.






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... As it is not quite clear why Achilles should have been angry about his supper, [Greek: dia to deipnon], apropos of the context, Wyttenbach ingeniously suggests, as this lost play of Sophocles was called [Greek: Syn deipnon], that Plutarch may have written ...
— Plutarch's Morals • Plutarch

... the name belongs to it "[Greek: dia to tacheos to anthos apoballein]," "because it casts off its bloom {99} quickly," from [Greek: rheo,] (rheo) in the sense of shedding.[29] And this indeed it does,—first calyx, then corolla;—you may translate it 'swiftly ruinous' poppy, but notice, in connection with this idea, how it ...
— Proserpina, Volume 1 - Studies Of Wayside Flowers • John Ruskin

... Anthocaris Eupheno (the Aurore de Provence), Polyommatus Ballus, and Rhodocera Cleopatra may be taken in April. A little later there is an abundance of the Podalirius (scarce Swallow Tail), the Machaon, the Thecla Betul, the Argynnis Pandora, the A.Niobe, the A.Dia, the A. Aglaia, the A.Valenzina, the Arge Psyche, the Satyrus Circe, the S. Briseis, the S.Hermione, the S. Fidia, the S.Phdra, the S. Cordula, the S.Acto, the S.Semele, and the S. Bathseba, all common more or ...
— The South of France—East Half • Charles Bertram Black

... Navarre. So thei which are most zelous for the religion are marvelously offendid with him; and in great feare, that shortly all wil be worse than ever it was. Et quia nunc prodit causam religionis, as they say, dia ten rhathumian autou kai psychroteta pros ta kala, and begynnes even now gunaikomanein, as the other did; they thinke plainly, that he will declare himself, ere it be long, unkiend to God, to us, and to himself; being won by the ...
— History of the Rise of the Huguenots - Volume 2 • Henry Baird

... cacophony the din of the eternally cracking whip, of the heavy carwheel jolting over the uneven stones, the stamp and neigh of the spirited little French cart-horse and the music of his many bells, and the cursing and swearing and hue! dia! of his ...
— Peter Ibbetson • George du Marier et al

... that's what I was cheated out of, and there've been times when I'd have given my right arm to have been through college instead of having to keep my mouth shut and then run home and look up the meaning of things in an encyclopdia. It's a handicap, not knowing things. Nobody who hasn't had to get along in spite of, it knows what ...
— Life and Gabriella - The Story of a Woman's Courage • Ellen Glasgow

... of All Souls (el dia de difuntos), in Spain, we find exhibited in the churches the most disgusting representations, such as human bones, skulls, and entire skeletons; the churches are kept in profound darkness; and nothing is omitted to inspire terror and move the hearts of the devout. In the middle of the church ...
— Roman Catholicism in Spain • Anonymous

... motivos, ni tengo proyecto ninguno, o de comercio, o de la soldadesca, no siendo yo, o comerciante, o oficial. Hidalgo catolico soy, de hacienda in Ynglatierra, y muchos anos de mi vida he pasado en caminar. Ultimamente, de Demeraria vengo, la quai dexe el 5 dia de Abril, para ver este hermoso pais, y coger unas curiosidades, especialmente, el veneno, que se llama wourali. Las mas recentes noticias que tenian en Demeraria, antes di mi salida, eran medias tristes, medias alegres. Tristes digo, viendo que Valencia ha caido en poder del enemigo comun, ...
— Wanderings In South America • Charles Waterton

... media de la Laguna puedi considerarse de 63 de Fahrenheit, dentro las casas del centro de la Ciudad, en sombra y al ayre libre; segun resulta de 8 Anos de observaciones, no interrumpidas ni un solo dia ...
— Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2) • George Grey

... villete, dixo al que le traia: Dezilde a vuestro amo, que di goyo, que para cosas, que me inportan mucho gusto no me suelo leuantar hasta las doze del dia: que porque quiere, que pare matarme me leuante tan demanana? y boluiendose del otro lado, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844 • Various

... Alexander Smith Clerical Life, Scenes of Comic and Humorous German Poetry Cyclopdia, ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1857 • Various

... lumina dia Fixit in angusto maximus orbe Deus; Ille explorantes radios dedit, et vaga lustra In quibus intuitus lexque, modusque latent. Hos tacitos jactus, lususque, volubilis orbis Pingis in exiguo, magne[57] Poelle, libro, Excursusque situsque ut Lynceus opticus, edis, Quotque ...
— Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II • Henry Vaughan

... it, but shall at last, when taken out of the fire, be fairer, whiter, and much cleaner than when you did put it in at first. Therefore it is called Asbeston, which is as much to say as incombustible. Great plenty is to be found thereof in Carpasia, as likewise in the climate Dia Sienes, at very easy rates. O how rare and admirable a thing it is, that the fire which devoureth, consumeth, and destroyeth all such things else, should cleanse, purge, and whiten this sole Pantagruelion Carpasian Asbeston! If you mistrust the verity of this relation, and demand ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... the text see Windisch, Ir. Gram. 120: "Totchurethar bii bithbi at gerait do dainib Tethrach. ar-dot-chiat each dia i n-dalaib tathardai eter dugnathu inmaini." Dr. Stokes and Sir John Rh[^y]s have both privately ...
— The Religion of the Ancient Celts • J. A. MacCulloch

... Mayor y Menor en Lengua Mexicana, y Platicas contra las Supersticiones de Idolatria, que el dia de oy an quedado a los Naturales desta Nueva Espana. Ano de 1634. Mexico. A copy of this scarce ...
— Aboriginal American Authors • Daniel G. Brinton

... xii. c. 5) confesses the innocence and virtues of Cantacuzenus, the guilt and flagitious vices of Apocaucus; nor does he dissemble the motive of his personal and religious enmity to the former; nun de dia kakian allwn, aitioV o praotatoV thV tvn olwn edoxaV? eioai jqoraV. Note: The alloi were the religious ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 6 • Edward Gibbon

... other potentates, some letters of Louis XVIII. which he had left behind him on his writing-table in the suddenness of his flight from the Tuileries on the 20th of March, and a number of other letters found in the portfolio of Dia ...
— Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete • Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

... del Compuesto Vegetal de Lydia E. Pinkham debera tomarse cada 4 horas al dia para cualquiera de las enfermedades ...
— Treatise on the Diseases of Women • Lydia E. Pinkham

... there, and Procris saw, And Ariadne for her beauty praised, Whose sire was all-wise Minos. Theseus her From Crete toward the fruitful region bore 390 Of sacred Athens, but enjoy'd not there, For, first, she perish'd by Diana's shafts In Dia, Bacchus witnessing her crime.[47] Maera and Clymene I saw beside, And odious Eriphyle, who received The price in gold of her own husband's life. But all the wives of Heroes whom I saw, And all their daughters can I not relate; Night, first, would ...
— The Odyssey of Homer • Homer

... freak'd with tissue of images olden, 50 One whose curious art did blazon valour of heroes. Gazing forth from a beach of Dia the billow-resounding, Look'd on a vanish'd fleet, on Theseus quickly departing, Restless in unquell'd passion, a feverous heart, Ariadne. Scarcely her eyes yet seem their seeming clearly to vision. 55 You might guess that arous'd from ...
— The Poems and Fragments of Catullus • Catullus

... protecting goddess of Rome and the keeper of the sacred name of the city, which might not be pronounced lest it should be revealed to her enemies; it was even thought that Angerona itself was this name. Modern scholars regard her as a goddess akin to Ops, Acca Larentia and Dea Dia; or as the goddess of the new year and the returning sun (according to Mommsen, ab angerendo [Greek: apo tou anapheresthai. ton haelion).] Her festival, called Divalia or Angeronalia, was celebrated on the 21st of December. The priests offered sacrifice in the temple of Volupia, the goddess ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1 • Various

... the similarity of the word signifying "God" in the principal languages of east and west. Compare the Sanscrit "Dyaus" or "Dyaus-pitar," the Greek "Theos" and Zeus, the Latin "Deus" and "Jupiter," the Keltic "Dia" and "Ta," pronounced "Thyah" (seeming to bear affinity to the Egyptian Tau), the Jewish "Jah" or "Yah" and lastly ...
— The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria • W. Scott-Elliot

... that the first attempt of this kind is attributed to Tatian. Eusebius, in his Ecc. Hist. (quoted in Lardner's Works, vol. ii. p. 137. ed. 1788), says, he "composed I know not what—harmony and collection of the gospels, which he called dia tessaron." Eusebius himself composed a celebrated harmony, of which, as of some others in the sixteenth and two following centuries, there is a short account in Michaelis's Introduction to the New Test., translated ...
— Notes and Queries, No. 209, October 29 1853 • Various

... made observations with my eyes of the showery Constellation of the Olenian she-goat,[87] and Taygete,[88] and the Hyades,[89] and the Bear, and the quarters of the winds, and the harbors fit for ships. By chance, as I was making for Delos, I touched at the coast of the land of Dia,[90] and came up to the shore by {plying} the oars on the right side; and I gave a nimble leap, and lighted upon the wet sand. When the night was past, and the dawn first began to grow red, I arose and ordered {my men} to take in fresh water, and I pointed out the way which led ...
— The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Vol. I, Books I-VII • Publius Ovidius Naso

... mujer no debe atender mas que las ocupaciones del hogar, que no debe vivir mas que para su esposo e hijos; que tiene bastante trabajo para todo el dia con dirigir al cocinero, limpiar la casa y remendar los vestidos; es la formula que sostienen los partidarios del antiguo regimen. O si no, esta otra: que la mujer no esta por naturaleza llamada a luchar con el hombre en la vida publica; que el hombre por ...
— The Woman and the Right to Vote • Rafael Palma

... the desires is liable to be tossed about by words and blown up and down; and some ingenious person, probably a Sicilian or an Italian, playing with the word, invented a tale in which he called the soul—because of its believing and make-believe nature—a vessel (An untranslatable pun,—dia to pithanon te kai pistikon onomase pithon.), and the ignorant he called the uninitiated or leaky, and the place in the souls of the uninitiated in which the desires are seated, being the intemperate ...
— Gorgias • Plato

... y antes que se egecutase saco un Punal, y con notable animo hizo con la punta una raya de Oriente a Poniente; y senalando al medio dia, que era la parte de su noticia, y derrotero dijo: camaradas y amigos esta parte es la de la muerte, de los trabajos, de las hambres, de la desnudez, de los aguaceros, y desamparos; la otra la del gusto: Por aqui se ba a Panama a ser pobres, por alla al Peru a ser ricos. ...
— The History Of The Conquest Of Peru • William H. Prescott

... uaigh fhuair o ta tu sinte Go saoraigh Dia thu Is buaidhcartha, bronach bocht ata mo smaointe Is bronach ...
— Poets and Dreamers - Studies and translations from the Irish • Lady Augusta Gregory and Others



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