LOA

Local Overseas Allowance

Loa

The Loa (also Lwa or L`wha) are the spirits of Haitian Vodou and associated with Louisiana voodoo. They are also referred to as Mystères and the Invisibles, in which are intermediaries between Bondye (Bon Dieu, or good god)—the Creator, who is distant from the world—and humanity. Unlike saints or angels however, they are not simply prayed to....
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loa

<organism> A genus of parasitic nematodes found throughout the rain-forest areas of the sudan and the basin of the congo. L. Loa inhabits the subcutaneous tissues, which it traverses freely. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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loa

(from the article `witchcraft`) ...however, is always problematic: after his death, the malevolent spirits or powers that an ancestor has used for his personal benefit become ...
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Loa

(lo´ә) a genus of filarial nematodes. Loa loa a threadlike species found in West Africa, 2–5 cm (1–2 in) long, that inhabits the subcutaneous connective tissue of the body, which it traverses freely (see loiasis). It is seen especially about the orbit, including...
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Loa

[Spanish play] A loa is a short theatrical piece used to introduce a comedia in the Spanish Golden Age (Siglo de Oro) tradition for the purpose of setting the mood and capturing the interest of the audience. Loa literally means praise, it being customary to offer compliments to distinguished members of the audience, the town in which the pl...
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Loa

In voodoo, the loa are spirits. They may be either male or female.
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LOA

left occipitoanterior (position/presentation of the fetus). See presentation.
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LOA

Left occipitoanterior - Fetal position
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LOA

Length overall
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LOA

Length overall â€` gives the length of a vessel and governs the quays at which it can berth.
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LOA

Letter of Authorisation
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LOA

Line of Attack
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Loa

Loa (lō'ä) , longest river of Chile, 275 mi (443 km) long, flowing S from the Andes, N Chile, then W and N through the Atacama Desert, before turning W to the Pacific Ocean. It is not navigable but affords some water supply and hydroelectric power for copper and nitrate-mining communi...
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loa

Spirit in voodoo. Loas may be male or female, and include Maman Brigitte, the loa...
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loa

Spirit in voodoo. Loas may be male or female, and include Maman Brigitte, the loa of death and cemeteries, and Aida-Wedo, the rainbow snake. Believers may be under the protection of one particular loa
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LOA

Supernatural being voodoo. Usually translated as "god" or "divinity", it is in fact more a genie, demon or spirit.
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Loa

The loa is a genus of parasitic nematode.
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loa

The total length of a boat including any projecting such as bowsprits and bumpkins.
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LOA

Type: Abbreviation Definitions: 1. Abbreviation for left occipitoanterior position.
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