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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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Dealers can also use Alula to embrace DIY as part of their strategy and extend into broader, connected home offerings.
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When combind, the Tigrayan army numbered around 15,000 fighters, led by the charismatic and great nationalist Ras Alula.
Species of Stenomicra differ from other Periscelididae by the presence of two reclinate fronto-orbital setae (lower seta occasionally mesoclinate); frons lacking interfrontal setae; ocellar setae absent; postpronotum lacking a well-developed seta; eyes microsetulose, sometimes sparsely so; katepisternum bearing 1 prominent seta; hindfemur lacking anterodorsal, preapical seta; supra-alar seta lacking; lateral scutellar setae 1 pair, apical; wing with anal lobe greatly reduced; costa long, extended to vein M; alula indistinct; vein CuA2 weak or lacking; cell cup usually lacking (Mathis & Rung, in press).
A statement from the force said a team from Norwegian warship HNOMS Fridjof Nansen on Sunday went to talk to the crew of four fishing boats near Alula, a northeastern Somali coastal village known for piracy.
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The order of the three leaps is east to west, so the eastern pair are Alula Borealis and Alula Australis (magnitudes 3.
In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, 6-11 November 2000, Addis Ababa, Baye Yimam, Richard Pankhurst, David Chapple, Yonas Admasu, Alula Pankhurst, Birhanu Teferra (eds.
By 'the two configurations' (al-nash'atayn), Sadra has in mind the configuration of this world, or 'the first configuration' (al-nash'ah alula, referred to in Q.