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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.
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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.

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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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Pila compares with Vigan in the beauty of its heritage houses, albeit mostly from the American colonial period.
Habiendo concluido sus trienios en varios conventos, fray Pedro de Pila regreso a Tzintzuntzan, donde estaba de guardian a finales de 1581, segun un documento de probanza de nobleza, hidalguia y limpieza del 13 de noviembre de ese ano (20).
CODIGO 2 PROGRAMA VULNERABLE A DESBORDAMIENTO DE BUFFER EN LA PILA 1 #include <iostream.h> 2 int main() { 3 char buffer[128]; 4 cin>> buffer; 5 return 0; 6 } En el CODIGO 2, los datos locales a main (los elementos del arreglo llamado "buffer") se encuentran almacenados en la pila.
Para ello, se utilizo la pila con la ranura de dimensiones indicadas y se empleo el aro de diametro W = 14,6 cm ubicado a nivel del fondo.
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.
The company president and chief executive officer, Jean Claude Gandur, said, 'We are encouraged with the successful results from our first appraisal of the Tertiary aged Pila Spi formation in the Taq Taq field.
For most skiers, Pila is on the day-trip circuit from the sophisticated resort of Courmayeur 40 minutes away.
Rolando Pila fought back from three holes down in morning play then unleashed a strong finishing kick to turn back Harvey Sytiongsa, 2-up, while Junia Gabasa outlasted Pamela Mariano to fashion out a 5&4 triumph in the finals of the fourth MVPSF Visayas Regional Match Play Championships at Cebu Country Club yesterday.
COVENTRY hope to unveil new signing Pila Fifita in front of a home crowd at the Butts Park Arena in Saturday's National Division One game against Orrell.