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(pē`lä), Ger. Schneidemühl, town (1994 est. pop. 74,000), Wielkopolskie prov., NW Poland, on the Gwdą River. Once the capital of Grenzmark Posen–West Prussia, it is now chiefly a trade and industrial center. It was devastated in World War II, after which it reverted to Poland. There are lignite mines nearby. The city was chartered in 1380.



a city in Poland, situated on the Notec̄, a navigable river, and administrative center of Pila Województwo. Population, 45,300 (1973). Pila, a railroad junction, has railroad yards. Industries include the manufacture of electric bulbs and agricultural implements. The local food-processing industry produces alcohol and starch, and the city also has wood-products and textile industries, including a flax-processing plant.


1. In churches in Italy, a holy-water font, consisting of a bowl mounted on a shaft, as distinguished from a font hanging from or secured to a wall or pier.
2. A square block or epistyle, just over the columns, to support a rooftimber.
3. A mortar which is valuable or curious on account of its antiquity or design.
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There is accommodation in Pila, but the better option - and the one provided by Interski - is to stay at the foot of the mountain in Aosta.
As well as Pila, they go to La Thuile and Courmayeur and all holidays are inclusive of travel, insurance, half board, nightly apres-ski events, a snack lunch on the mountain and ski pass.
BEST OF FRIENDS: Nik Witkowski and Pila Fifita meet up again at the Butts Park Arena and (below) Fifita on top in their last encounter at the World Cup.
As part of Fincentric's continued expansion in the US, Jay Pila takes on the responsibility for addressing increased product demand and increasing US marketshare.
Pila came to Fincentric from Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP) where he was Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing for OMR Systems, a business unit of ADP's brokerage services group.
ONE IN THE EYE: Nik Witkowski is trampled on by Pila Fifita in last year's Tonga v Canada World Cup game.
Dean Barker is not expected to figure for Eastbourne after pulling out of yesterday's meeting in Pila after his fourth ride, and Oxford's Steve Johnston is set to replace him.
Wolverhampton are also without both Peter Karlsson and David Howe, who are in Poland alongside Richardson in preparation for tomorrow's World Championship Qualifying final at Pila.
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The top six finishers in the final at Pila in Poland on August 25 will become fully-fledged Grand Prix riders# in 2003.
with a knee injury, confirmed his fitness by scoring paid 13 for Czestochowa in their 58-32 victory over Pila.
He has already agreed deals with Pila in Poland and Filbyterna in Sweden for 1999.