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Pawl \Pawl\, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. Pole a stake.] (Mach.) A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, click, or detent. See Illust. of Ratchet Wheel. [Written also paul, or pall.]

Pawl bitt (Naut.), a heavy timber, set abaft the windlass, to receive the strain of the pawls.

Pawl rim or Pawl ring (Naut.), a stationary metallic ring surrounding the base of a capstan, having notches for the pawls to catch in.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

masc. proper name, Biblical name of the apostle to the Gentiles, from Latin Paulum (nominative Paulus), Roman surname of the Aemilian gens, literally "small," from PIE *pau-ro-lo-, from base *pau- (1) "few, little" (see few). Other forms include Old French Pol, Italian Paolo, Spanish Pablo, Russian Pavel.


Etymology 1 n. An old Italian silver coin; a paolo. Etymology 2

n. (alternative form of pawl English)

Paul, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
Population (2000): 998
Housing Units (2000): 430
Land area (2000): 0.639989 sq. miles (1.657565 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.012983 sq. miles (0.033626 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.652972 sq. miles (1.691191 sq. km)
FIPS code: 61210
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 42.606349 N, 113.783235 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 83347
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paul, ID

Paul may refer to:

  • Paul (name), a given name or surname (includes a list of people with that name)
Paul (exarch)

Paul was the Exarch of Ravenna from 723 to 727. According to John Julius Norwich, the person traditionally recognized as the first doge of Venice, Paolo Lucio Anafesto, was actually Exarch Paul. Moreover, Paul's magister militum had the same first name as the doge's reputed successor, Marcellus Tegallianus, casting doubt on the authenticity of that doge as well.

In 727, the Exarchate of Ravenna rose in revolt against the imperial imposition of iconoclasm by Emperor Leo III the Isaurian (r. 717–741). The armies of Ravenna and the Duchy of the Pentapolis mutinied, denouncing both Exarch Paul and Emperor Leo III, and overthrew those officers who remained loyal. Paul rallied the loyalist forces and attempted to restore order, but was killed. The armies discussed electing their own emperor and marching on Constantinople, but when they sought the advice of Pope Gregory II, he dissuaded them from acting against the sitting Byzantine emperor.

Paul (name)

Paul is a common masculine given name in countries and ethnicities with a Christian heritage (Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Protestantism) and, beyond Europe, in Christian religious communities throughout the world. The name has existed since Roman times and derives from the Roman family name Paulus or Paullus – in particular in the Roman patrician family of the Gens Aemilia – including prominent persons such as Lucius Aemilius Paullus, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, Tertia Aemilia Paulla (the wife of Scipio Africanus), as well as Sergius Paulus.

Paul (bakery)

Paul is a French chain of bakery/ café restaurants established in 1889 in the city of Croix, in Northern France, by Charlemagne Mayot. It specializes in serving French products including breads, crêpes, sandwiches, macarons, soups, cakes, pastries, coffee, wine, and beer.

Paul belongs to Groupe Holder, which also owns the French luxury bakery Ladurée.

Boulangeries Paul SAS has its global head office in Marcq-en-Barœul, in Greater Lille, in France, and operates in 29 countries.

Paul (Nestorian patriarch)

Paul was briefly Patriarch of the Church of the East in 539. He is included in the traditional list of patriarchs of the Church of the East.

Paul (father of Maurice)

Paul (died 593) was the father of Maurice, Byzantine Emperor. He served as head of the Byzantine Senate.

Paul (Olmari)

Archbishop Paul (, secular name Yrjö Olmari, born Georgi Alvovich Gusev, ; August 28, 1914 - December 2, 1988) was the primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church and Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland from 1960 to 1987.

Paul (Ponomaryov)

Metropolitan Paul (, , secular name Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov, ; born 19 February 1951 in Karaganda) is the emeritus Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus and the leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church (an autonomous part of the Russian Orthodox Church).

Paul (bishop of Mérida)

Paul was the metropolitan bishop of Mérida in the mid sixth century ( fl. 540s/550s). He was a Greek physician who had travelled to Mérida, where there may have been a Greek expatriate community. Certainly enough Greek clergy were travelling to Spain in the early sixth century that Pope Hormisdas wrote to the Spanish bishops in 518 explaining what to do if Greeks still adhering to the Acacian heresy desired to enter communion with the local church.

At some point in his episcopate, he performed a Caesarian section to save a woman's life. In gratitude, her husband, the richest senator in Lusitania, left all his possessions as a legacy to Paul, as well as immediately giving him one half. Though canon law dictated that all gifts to bishops passed to the Church, Paul kept the legacy as his private possession.

Paul's sister's son, Fidelis, was hired out as a boy to a trading vessel on its way to Spain. When the merchants arrived in Mérida, they approached the bishop for an audience, as was customary, and Paul discovered his nephew. Paul immediately took Fidelis under his wing. Contrary to canon law, he consecrated Fidelis as his successor in the bishopric and tried to force the clergy to accept his decision by threatening to withhold his vast private wealth which technically belonged to the Church. Paul offered to leave the wealth to Fidelis and after Fidelis' death to the Church, but the bishops initially refused. They were forced to relent when he threatened to remove all his wealth and dispose of otherwise; the riches made Mérida by far the richest see in Spain. Fidelis, in accordance with Paul's wishes, left the wealth to the Church at his death. Paul's later biographer, the author of the Vitas Patrum Emeritensium justified the bishop's transgressions of canon law by saying that the ideas had been relevante sibi Spiritu sancto: "revealed to him by the Holy Spirit." The VPE, as it is abbreviated, refers to Paul as a saint.

Paul is often held up by moder historians as an example of the poor image the Arian church had of Catholics on account of his illegal activities, but he is also used as proof of the close ties between the East and West which still existed for Spain at least in the sixth century. He also demonstrates that there was little prejudice which would prevent foreigners from attaining high position in a Spanish city under the Visigothic monarchy.

Paul (play)

Paul is a 2005 play by Howard Brenton, which portrays the life and career of Paul the Apostle. It was first performed in the Cottesloe auditorium of the National Theatre, London from 30 September 2005 – 4 February 2006, in modern dress.

The press night was postponed due to the exhaustion of Paul Rhys and his replacement by Adam Godley, while the National received 200 letters of complaint even before opening night. It portrayed Jesus as having survived the Crucifixion and his appearance to Paul outside Damascus as a chance encounter engineered by his wife Mary Magdalene and Peter rather than the vision which Paul takes it to be.

Paul (dancer)

Antoine Paul (21 December 1798, Marseille - November 1871, Anet) known as Paul, was a French ballet dancer. After dancing in Lyon and Bordeaux, Paul débuted at the Opéra de Paris in 1820 and quickly became one of the public's favourite premiers danseurs. Nicknamed "l'Aérien" due to his technical qualities, August Bournonville stated "Paul's superiority is his lightness, elasticity, speed, softness and precision. He knows how to combine daring and natural grace." He regularly performed in London, with partners including his sister Madame Montessu and Madame Anatole, as well as at Naples, where he was praised by Stendhal. He retired from the stage in 1831.

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Paul (film)

Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film is about two British science fiction fans who meet an extraterrestrial being, voiced by Seth Rogen, with a sarcastic manner and an appetite for alcohol and cigarettes. They help the alien to escape the Secret Service agents pursuing him, so that he can return to his home planet. The film contains numerous references to other science fiction films, especially those of Steven Spielberg, as well as to general science fiction fandom.

Paul was released on February 14, 2011 in the United Kingdom and on March 18, 2011 in the United States by Universal Pictures. Critical reaction to the film was generally positive. The film earned $98 million on a $40.67 million budget.

Paul (Yazigi)

Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo is the metropolitan of the archdiocese of Aleppo, Syria, of the Church of Antioch. Born in 1959 in the coastal city of Latakia ( Syria) into a very devout Christian family, he was active in the church as a youth. After graduating in 1985 from the Tishreen University in Civil Engineering degree, he was ordained a deacon and studied theology at the University of Thessaloniki, gaining a bachelor degree in 1989, a Master's degree in 1992 and a Doctor of Philosophy. He also studied at Mount Athos.

Paul was ordained to the priesthood in 1992 and was Dean of the Institute of Theology from 1994 to 2000 when he was elected Metropolitan of Aleppo, being enthroned in Aleppo on October 22.

In 2013 he was abducted by militants in the Syrian Civil war, his whereabouts is currently unknown.

His brother is John X, currently the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.

Usage examples of "paul".

In many of his contemporaries also much the same fluctuation of mood was occurring, and to them as to Paul it seemed that the issue lay between the old faith, however modernized, and the complete abnegation of human dignity.

Paul sat with the pamphlet on the platform, he had been gazing absently at the stalled truck from which the men had emerged.

The hardier swimmers, with Paul, struck out for the abutment on the pier in their usual way and poor Michael was left alone.

Their substitutes for adaptability can sustain them only in the limited enclaves of civilization, not in the wide open spaces of the desert, or in the terrifying futures Paul opens himself to in his visions.

In 1884, Paul decided to give up his adventurous life, and settle down.

Paul had hurried to the side of the aeronaut, who raised his hand in greeting, while a smile broke over his anxious face.

His interest extended to her afterwork hours also, and she found herself telling him of some of the excursions she and Paul had made, of picnics in the country and water-skiing on the Mississippi, of dinners and plays they had enjoyed.

If Paul had only been content to be their namesake, their philosopher, who had set them all the conscientious young men and women of the Adelbom who had formed the Oca Front six years agoon the road to cleansing and reawakening the human spirit.

Pauli and the Cavern 56 3 Up the Smoke 97 4 Beatles for Sale 144 5 Lennon and McCartney 184 6 Avant-Garde London 211 7 Making the Albums 268 8 Sergeant Pepper 293 9 The Walrus Was Paul 349 10 The Maharishi 396 11 Apple 431 12 The White Album 481 13 Let It Be 526 14 John 568 Afterword 597 Bibliography 618 The Beatles have become so surrounded by myth, fantasy and speculation that determining anything other than the basic facts of their lives has become virtually impossible.

Paul returned to London while the idea was still fresh, though it was essentially an album filler.

Paul had another song on the soundtrack album, one completely unlike anything the Beatles had ever released before.

I remember saying to him I had an idea for an album title, Paul McCartney Goes Too Far.

Last night it happened, my album Paul Is Live was playing and Neighbours was on the telly, and the two playing together totally reminded me of the sixties!

Since it was important to have Ringo sing at least one song on each album, John dusted it off and Paul and Ringo wrote a new middle eight for it.

Paul does not remember any overt decision by himself and John to write songs with a northern theme, even though these first two would indicate a concept album along those lines.