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alula

(ăl′yə-lə)
n. pl. alu·lae (-lē′)
A small joint in the middle of a bird's wing, homologous with the thumb and bearing three or four quill-like feathers. Also called bastard wing.

al′u·lar (-lər) adj.

alula, alula spuria

the freely articulated first digit of the avian hand. Called also bastard wing.

alula remiges
see remex.
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By applying this subtle combination of two forms of maneuver -- envelopment and frontal attack -- the Tigrayan army led by Ras Alula annihilated Albertone's brigade and called for further destruction of the Italian army.
Alula village head Hareed Issa Omar says the Norwegian team fired first, killing a Somali and a Yemeni man.
Most populations of the alula are found on inaccessible sea cliffs and have been ravaged by invasive plants, goats, and landslides.
The Spanish discovery, however, features remarkably well preserved alula feathers in their original position, report Jose L.
Beside being a warm performer with a gift of bringing people together, Alula has a riveting personal story to tell.
Forty-one different morphometric characters based on Svensson (1992) were measured by the same observer (TA) in all populations: body mass, wing length, tail length, bill length (BL), bill width at nostril (BW), bill height at nostril (BH), length of bill apex to head back (LBaHb), length of nostril to bill apex (LNBa), length of black on forehead (LbF), alula, tarsus, four nails of left foot, all 10 primaries and nine secondaries of the left wing, and all six rectrices from the left side.
La Scala Ristorante is an affiliate of Alula Catering brand in Europe.
3,4,8,9) Stalling is also prevented by different mechanisms, such as alula, (10,11) automative eddy-flaps on the extrados (rows of feathers that detach from the extrados when the bird is close to stalling), (12) active and passive modifications of wing shape and airfoil (like passive modification of the camber), (13) and leading-edge vortex.
Up on arrival at Mekelle's ALULA ABA NEGA airport Al-Bashir was warmly welcomed by regional president Tsegay Berhe, state council members, religious leaders and community leaders.
CHEVY FOIST GAULT BRAWL ROQUE JUNTA AMNIA RADII ALULA OPTIC TIMER OZONE FEIGN RHINO OGIVE WEBER TYPOS DESKS RAXED NEEDS QUAFF HOTCH SWEPT GOLEM UNBAR IVORY PIXIE AZURE AWAKE JORUM OVINE DONGA DICER ALIEN RENAL INGOT STADE BOILS TRESS DEITY
His second mare is the In The Wings mare Alula, a half-sister to Mind Games, owned by Lostford Manor Stud.
In Fino a Dogali, Oriani writes longingly, and perhaps appropriately, from his sickbed - presumably just after the January, 1887 defeat of a contingent of roughly five hundred Italian colonials led by lieutenant colonel Tommaso De Cristoforis by ras Alula at Dogali (in the lowlands of Eritrea).