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Soko \So"ko\, n. (Zo["o]l.) An African anthropoid ape, supposed to be a variety of the chimpanzee.


n. (context dated English) An African anthropoid ape, supposed to be a variety of the chimpanzee.


Soko ( Cyrillic: Соко) was an Yugoslav aircraft manufacturer based in Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina. The company was responsible for the production of many military aircraft for the Yugoslav Air Force.

It was created in 1950 by the relocation of the aircraft factory section of Ikarus company from Zemun, SR Serbia. Officially founded as "Preduzeće Soko" (Soko corporation, Soko meaning Falcon in Serbo-Croatian), soon after it will be renamed to "Soko Vazduhoplovna Industrija, RO Vazduhoplovstvo" (Soko aeronautical industry, RO aeronautics). Its first director was Yugoslav People's Army colonel Ivan Sert. The following directors of the company were engineers Miljenko Pješčić and Tomislav Mirić. The serial manufacture of numerous types of aircraft was projected by the Aeronautical Technical Institute in Belgrade. Besides aircraft, SOKO also produced helicopters under licence. Located in the vicinity of Mostar, it mostly used the Mostar Airport for test flights.

By the 1980s SOKO was working on Novi Avion which was a project of a 4th-generation, supersonic multi-role fighter intended to supply the Yugoslav Air Force with domestically built modern fighters. The production was planned to begin in 1991 however the start of the Yugoslav wars and the international embargo caused the project to be cancelled. In the early 1990s the factory ceased aircraft production. The facilities were partially dismantled and relocated to Serbia to the Utva Aircraft Industry in Pančevo which had already been working closely with SOKO in the manufacturing of Orao and Super Galeb.

Soko (singer)

Stéphanie Sokolinski (born 26 October 1985), better known by her stage nameSoko (stylized as SoKo), is a French singer-songwriter, musician and actress.

Soko (Gračanica)

Soko (Gračanica) is a village in the municipality of Gračanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Usage examples of "soko".

Of samurai origin, Soko earned a reputation as a brilliant scholar, delving into such varied subjects as Shinto, Buddhism, and Japanese poetry, as well as Confucianism, which he studied in Edo under Hayashi Razan.

Thus, according to Soko, the samurai was to serve as an exemplar of high moral purpose for Japanese of all classes.

In addition to his writings on the way of the warrior, Soko is also remembered for his stress on another theme, the greatness of Japan, that was to endear him to later nationalists of the modern period.

Confucianism naturally imbued Japanese scholars with a greater or lesser degree of enthusiasm for the civilization of China: some became outright Sinophiles, and although other Confucian scholars of the early Tokugawa period, including Hayashi Razan, had gone beyond their study of Chinese philosophy to investigate Shinto and the Japanese tradition, Yamaga Soko was the first thinker of stature to claim the superiority of Japanese culture and ethical values over those of China.

But both Soko and the Neo-Confucianists were, in the best Confucian tradition, interested chiefly in the subject of morality.

But these scholars went far beyond Soko and the others to claim both a geographical and cultural superiority for Japan that made it the veritable beacon and light of the world.

A professional torturer, a paid strangler, a conscienceless soko who maims and kills for money and for the sadistic pleasure of it.

If one of the soko children disappears, and they do not know what became of it, they immediately send out detectives throughout the country to seek for it.