20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800 Reference library
43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands Reference library
Edwin Paul Wieringa
The region of insular or maritime Southeast Asia, which today comprises six young nation-states, encompasses not only hundreds of languages and literatures but also quite different cultural and political backgrounds. Indonesia (independence: ...
A-10A Reference library
a heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum. Its wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing ability enable it to operate in and out of locations near front lines....
a-lee Quick reference
the position of the helm of a vessel when it has been pushed down to leeward. ‘Helm's a-lee’ is the response of the helmsman of a sailing vessel after putting the helm down on the order to ...
a-weigh Quick reference
the situation of the anchor at the moment it is broken out of the ground when being weighed. When the anchor is a-weigh the ship is no longer secured to the ground and will drift unless under sail or power....
AA abbr. Reference library
Aa, Pieter van der (1659–1733) Reference library
The son of a German stonecutter from Holstein, van der Aa began his career at Leiden in 1683 as a Latin trade publisher, specializing in classical texts and academic books on medicine and science. Gradually he widened his scope, producing pirate editions of foreign bestsellers as well as luxuriously illustrated works, geographical descriptions, ...
AAA abbr. Reference library
Aachen, Siege of Reference library
Following the death in 1247 of Henry Raspe, who had been the rival of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II,
Aachen, Battle of Reference library
(October 1944) a
AADC abbr. Reference library
area air defense commander.
AAF abbr. Reference library
Army Air Force(s).
Aardvark Reference library
a two-seat twin-engine aircraft used as an attack/strike plane.