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ly·ra

(lī'ră),
A lyre-shaped structure.
[L. and G. lyre]

lyra

An obsolete term for any lyre- shaped anatomic structure.

lyra

(lī′ră) [L., Gr., lyre]
One of several anatomical structures so called because of their resemblance to the shape of a lyre.
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Lyra and her little sister Ellie have an enviable collection that includes pyjamas, slippers, tea-set, jigsaws, books and DVDs.
But Lyra pointed at it, pushed her nose up to form a snout and started oinking.
And finally, Elias and Lyra were taken through a special door, opened with a big magic key, to meet ME with Mike and their mummy Nicola.
Yet they are important for understanding the concerns of Nicholas of Lyra.
As events unfold in the next two volumes, it turns out that Lord Asriel's real goal is nothing less than to overthrow the rule of God, and that Lyra has a special role in this quest: A prophecy names her as the new Eve, destined to free humanity from the yoke of sin and death.
Thirteen-year-old Dakota Blue Richards from Brighton was plucked from obscurity to play the pivotal role of Lyra and she is terrific, holding her own against Nicole Kidman (in scene-stealing form) and a miasma of jaw-dropping special effects - literally jaw-dropping for one character.
Lyra is intrigued but she's also dazzled by Maria Coulter (Nicole Kidman), with her airship and gorgeous wardrobe.
Thirteen-year-old Dakota Blue Richards, from Brighton, was plucked from obscurity to play the pivotal role of Lyra and she is terrific, holding her own against Nicole Kidman (in scene-stealing form) and a miasma of jaw-dropping special effects - literally jaw-dropping for one character.
Lyra is also a liar and a thief and never apologizes for being either.
We will be calling for an abandonment of the nuclear weapons program and a return to the six-party talks,'' Lyra said, adding it is important that ASEM takes a clear stance against the worrying nuclear developments in North Korea, heightened by recent missile launches toward the Sea of Japan.
Open auditions were held in Oxford, Cambridge, Kendal and Exeter to cast the part of Lyra.
At the end of this book, Lyra's father creates a bridge from their world to another; in the next volume, Will and Lyra discover a knife that can cut windows into other worlds, and they travel through many of these worlds in their discovery of themselves and their relationships with their daemons and each other.