aquila aquila  /ˈæ kwə lə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a constellation in the Milky Way near Cygnus; contains the star Altair
  2. (n) the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy
  3. (n) a genus of Accipitridae

Usage(s):

  • Three people cover themselves with a blanket as they rest in L'aquila.

News

  • Estates expected to get 'agricultural' tax breaks

    HAMILTON -- A developer is expected to move forward with plans to buy the 86-acre Aquila Farm on Bay Road for six large, equestrian-themed homes after residents last week rejected the town's proposal to buy the property. While the properties will be
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Salem News

Quotes

  1. "The countries represented at L'Aquila are responsible for more than 80 per cent of global emissions, and that is why they bear special responsibility for finding a solution to the political impasse," Ban said. "If they fail to act this year,...
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Aljazeera.net

  2. "We're making progress, there was a bit of progress at (the recent G8 summit in) L'Aquila and there's been progress here in Australia and in my country," said Gore.
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Al Gore Source: AFP

  3. "We've come to L'Aquila [Italy] for a very simple reason: because the challenges of our time threaten the peace and prosperity of every single nation, and no one nation can meet these challenges alone," Obama said.
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

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