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(sometimes US), pean
a hymn sung in ancient Greece in invocation of or thanksgiving to a deity

peen, pean

The end of a hammer opposite the flat hammering face; may terminate in a cone-shaped, rounded, or sharply pointed face.
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A veteran journalist who has written books on a wide range of subjects, including an excellent account of Francois Mitterrand's youthful work for the Vichy government, Pean disagreed violently with the popular view of Rwanda.
James Hadley succeeds Pean and takes over as managing director Middle East.
SOS Racisme, which accused Pean of reproducing in his book some of the "prejudices in the genocidal ideology" that led to the slaughter of around 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994, said it would appeal the ruling.
Bain has had the privilege of working with some of the leading companies in the region, helping generate enduring business results while strengthening our client teams," said Jean-Marie Pean, managing director Bain & Company Middle East.
MUCS Michael La Pean directs the Pacific Fleet Band during the Dec.
Authors Pierre Pean and Philippe Cohen have published excerpts from 'La Face cachee du Monde' in the magazine L'Express over the past week and 50,000 copies of the book have now gone on sale in France.
At the time of these events, Francois Mitterr and was the leader of Duras's and Antelme's Resistance group, and in Une Jeunesse francaise [A Frenchman's Youth]: Francois Mitterrand, 1934-47, Pierre Pean offers alternative versions of many of the events Duras recounts in "Monsieur X.
But Portillo hit back that for Cook to "equate opposition to a federal Euro- pean state to racism is contemptible".
Reached yesterday, Regiment 424 Commander Sin Pean denied that his soldiers had 'attacked' the patrollers.
Once again a procure- ment-led process, it is being run through the airline's Euro- pean bases in London andGermany.
Pierre Pean lui-meme a fait deux fois l'objet d'un attentat, de menaces, de harcelement et affirme avoir ete mis sur ecoute.