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Water cock \Wa"ter cock`\ (Zo["o]l.) A large gallinule ( Gallicrex cristatus) native of Australia, India, and the East Indies. In the breeding season the male is black and has a fleshy red caruncle, or horn, on the top of its head. Called also kora.


n. (context lang=en musici) A type of harp played in West Africa.

Kora (instrument)

The kora is a 21- string lute- bridge- harp used extensively in West Africa.

Kora (band)

Kora is a New Zealand five-piece music group, which consists of four brothers from the Kora family. The band, which originally began in Whakatane, New Zealand fuses elements of reggae, rock, dub, roots, funk, and more recently space funk and dub step elements.

Kora (pilgrimage)

__NOTOC__ Kora (, THL: kor ra) is a transliteration of a Tibetan word that means "circumambulation" or "revolution". Kora is both a type of pilgrimage and a type of meditative practice in the Tibetan Buddhist or Bon traditions. A Kora is performed by the practitioner making a circumambulation around a sacred site or object, typically as a constituent part of a pilgrimage, ceremony, celebration or ritual. However, in broader terms, it is a term that is often used to refer to the entire pilgrimage experience in the Tibetan regions.

Kora (album)

Kora is an album by New Zealand band, Kora released in October 22, 2007. A fusion of bass-heavy electronic style reggae incorporating elements of metal, rock and funk.

Kora (gastropod)

Kora is a genus of tropical air-breathing land snails, a pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Bulimulidae.

Usage examples of "kora".

Nellie handed over her spare copy of notes to Kora then shooed her toward the sealed off entrance of the cavern containing the zida stones.

Riley had decided Kora was too far gone, too close to turning, to accompany their party into the cavern.

Depending on the hour and day, Kora was his lover, base-camp shotgun, or business associate.

For a moment, Kora held on tight, and he knew things were going to be all right between them, they were going to find a way.

He counted on his fingers: six here, Cleo up the tunnel, Kora somewhere.

It was even possible she was Kora, passed from one vessel to this next.

This was the last thing he had ever heard from Kora, her singing as she sank into the abyss beneath Tibet so many years ago.

Well, Kora would change her attitude fast enough, and perhaps her face as well.

If Spock had been using his own body, Kora would not be getting off the deck.

Farabi Ibn Kora, and asked him for his interpretation of the dream he had dreamed on one of the previous nights.

That is, Ibn Kora did not like to have names mentioned in his presence, not even his own.

According to some records, Ibn Kora never even reached the Khazar capital and did not take part in the famous polemic, although he had been invited to join.

Al-Bakri claims that the Jewish participant in the polemic had dispatched a man to poison or slay Ibn Kora, but according to other sources, Farabi was detained on the way and arrived only after the debate was already over.

Ibn Kora was clearly trying to show the kaghan that it was essential and unquestionably useful for him and his people to abandon their faith and convert to one of the three powerful confessions, depending on which representative was best able to interpret the world for him and offer the truest answers to his questions.

Islamic sources that believed Ibn Kora never took part in the polemic and never even reached the court of the Khazar kaghan, because he had been poisoned en route, cite a certain text that, they say, could be his biography.