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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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Between the ages of 62 through 65, the benefit limit remains constant except for cost-of-living adjustments.
The delay of the federally funded cost-of-living adjustment for SSI/SSP recipients is real money out of their pockets,'' said Jean Ross, director of the California Budget Project, a group which studies budget policies that affect the poor.
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Axing the cost-of-living adjustment for SSI/SSP welfare recipients, which is state assistance for the poor.
In its contract proposal, to be presented to the school board today, United Teachers Los Angeles seeks an unspecified cost-of-living adjustment, as well as salary increases ``that would move all bargaining unit members into the top quartile in L.
We IT professionals earn a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment every 6 months in good times and in bad.
The wage package also includes a cost-of-living adjustment.
Employees covered by the agreement will receive a 6 percent lump-sum payment in 1992; a 3 percent pay increase plus a cost-of-living adjustment in 1993; and a 2 percent pay increase, a cost-of-living adjustment and a 2 percent lump-sum payment in 1994.
But in 1990, Proposition 111 expanded the set of expenditures exempted from the limitation and replaced the cost-of-living adjustment in the spending constraint with one based on growth in per-capita income.
This is a simple cost-of-living adjustment for city employees,'' said Hahn spokeswoman Julie Wong.
The IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement related items for tax year 2015.
Instead of emphasizing pay raises or incentive pay, the city's new model prioritizes cost-of-living adjustments and new hires, as it can afford them, Townsell said.