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1. Synonym(s): kola
2. [L.] strain (imperative form).


A plural of colon2.
A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes


Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation.


, kola (kō′lă) [W. African kola]
A genus of tropical trees that produce the kola nut. A kola nut extract is used in pharmaceutical preparations and as a main ingredient in some carbonated beverages.
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Obama and I agree that seniors need a cost-of-living adjustment next year to make ends meet.
The reason for the disparity was that there were no cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security.
8 percent cost-of-living adjustment given other nonunion city employees, Taylor will make $133,512 in the next year, up from $123,698 in the past year.
In 1995 the IRS privately ruled that IRA owners under age 59 1/2 could withdraw funds from the account with a built-in 3% annual cost-of-living adjustment as long as they had specified the COLA amount up front (PLR 199536031).
Legislation to provide a cost-of-living adjustment for veterans disability compensation and survivors' benefits has been passed by the House of Representatives.
90 per hour and provide an annual cost-of-living adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index, a change that would ensure that the wage keeps pace with the cost of living.
4% cost-of-living adjustment in benefits (COLA) for the year 2000.
A partial solution might be to index the $75,000 limit to a cost-of-living adjustment.
Arnold also claimed that the November 1993 distribution was a cost-of-living adjustment.
The state cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is approaching 6 percent, which makes the salary proposal a dumbfounding one, board member David Tokofsky said.
The mayor says he's pro-labor, but he won't give us a cost-of-living adjustment," Aquino said.