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prep. of —see Of
prep. on, in—see On
adv. everVariants: aa, a buten, ever without —see O

Abbreviation for anode, employed in text relating to electro-therapeutics. It is sometimes written An.

äää. The like quantity of each.

A—the Ass

FORBEAR to vex the patient Ass,
Its heaving sides to good,
And for and safe its useful back
Will carry many a load.

A and An.a  is used before a consonant sound; an, before a vowel sound; as, “a  boy;” “an  eye;” when a vowel has a consonant sound, as in the word eulogya, and not an, is required. In the case of words beginning with han  is always required when h  is silent; as, “an  heir;” when h  is aspirated, a  is required, unless the accent is on the second syllable, when an  is used; as, “a history;” “an  historian.”
A a.Ablution ,
The Act of Cleansing.

The little sweep has washed his face,

But not as we advise;

For black as soot he's made the soap,

And rubbed it in his eyes.

a , an : Before an aspirated “h,” as in “Hibernianism,” the article “a” should be used. “A” is used when the next word begins with a consonant sound; “an” when it begins with a vowel or silent “h.” Though never so feebly aspirated, “h” has something of a consonant sound, and the article in this case ought to conform to the general principle, as in “a historic introduction has generally a happy effect to arouse attention.” To be correct one should say: an island, a Highlander; an oysterman, a hoister; a hotel, an onion; a herb, an heir; a house, an owl. Some persons do not aspirate the “h” in “herb”; when the “h” is not aspirated, the word takes the article “an,” not “a.”

Il ne sait ni A ni B = He does not know B from a bull's foot; He cannot read; He is a perfect ignoramus.

Être marqué à l'A = To stand high in the estimation of others.

[This expression is supposed to have originated in the custom of stamping French coin with different letters of the alphabet. The mark of the Paris Mint was an “A,” and its coins were supposed to be of a better quality than those stamped at provincial towns. But as this custom only began in 1418 by command of the Dauphin, son of Charles VI., and as the saying was known long previous, it is more probable that its origin is to be sought in the pre-eminence that A has always held in all Aryan languages, and that the French have borrowed it from the Romans. Compare MARTIAL, ii. 57, and our A i, at Lloyd's.]

interj. O! Ah! expressing surprise, pain
A is an Abolitionist—A man who wants to free The wretched slave—and give to all An equal liberty.