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Malé

(mä`lā), small island and town (1995 pop. 62,937) of Malé Atoll, capital of the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean. A ship anchorage, Malé is a center of interisland trade with diverse manufacturing. Points of interest include Sultan Park and the National Museum, the Islamic Center, the Old Friday Mosque (1656), the presidential palace, and the old bazaar. Malé International Airport is on adjacent Hulule Island,

Malé

 

the island capital of the Republic of the Maldives and a port and trading center in the Indian Ocean. Population, 15,-000 (1972). Dried fish, coconuts, and copra are exported from Male. The island has sea and air communication with the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

male

[māl]
(botany)
A flower lacking pistils.
(zoology)
Of or pertaining to the sex that produces spermatozoa.
An individual of this sex.

male

1. of, relating to, or designating the sex producing gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
2. (of gametes) capable of fertilizing an egg cell in sexual reproduction
3. (of reproductive organs, such as a testis or stamen) capable of producing male gametes
4. (of flowers) bearing stamens but lacking a functional pistil
5. Electronics Mechanical engineering having a projecting part or parts that fit into a female counterpart
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Presently a male came racing toward the field, shout-ing excitedly.
Kala was the youngest mate of a male called Tublat, meaning broken nose, and the child she had seen dashed to death was her first; for she was but nine or ten years old.
The carrier, more especially the male bird, is also remarkable from the wonderful development of the carunculated skin about the head, and this is accompanied by greatly elongated eyelids, very large external orifices to the nostrils, and a wide gape of mouth.
To Geeka she spoke in Arabic, knowing that Geeka, being but a doll, could not understand the language of Korak and Akut, and that the language of Korak and Akut being that of male apes contained nothing of interest to an Arab doll.
And can you mention any pursuit of mankind in which the male sex has not all these gifts and qualities in a higher degree than the female?
Was not the selection of the male guardians determined by differences of this sort?
And the proper officers, whether male or female or both, for offices are to be held by women as well as by men--
Even had we no actual evidence of this, we must know it still, since only thus might be explained the survival of the human race in which the jealousy and selfishness of the bulls would, in the earliest stages of the race, have wiped out the young as rapidly as they were brought into the world had not God implanted in the savage bosom that paternal love which evidences itself most strongly in the protective instinct of the male.
In every Circular or Polygonal household it has been a habit from time immemorial -- and now has become a kind of instinct among the women of our higher classes -- that the mothers and daughters should constantly keep their eyes and mouths towards their husband and his male friends; and for a lady in a family of distinction to turn her back upon her husband would be regarded as a kind of portent, involving loss of STATUS.
A Male of the lowest type of the Isosceles may look forward to some improvement of his angle, and to the ultimate elevation of the whole of his degraded caste; but no Woman can entertain such hopes for her sex.
The present article examines gender differences in college students' social goals, as some evidence exists that males and females will differ in their social goals.
Coauthor Barry Dickson of the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna and his colleagues genetically engineered female flies to express the fruitless gene in a small percentage of their brain cells, as males normally do.