- Older Spelling. Lhasa.
or La·sa, Las·sa
- a city in and the capital of Tibet, in the SE part: sacred city of Lamaism. About 12,000 feet (3650 meters) above sea level.
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Contemporary Examples of lassa
In the creation of the Lassa fever test strips, they had also made a similar, but separate, Ebola test.
The scientists began working in West Africa roughly 10 years ago on another fever called Lassa.
So was Thomas Monath, the doctor who had just unraveled the natural history of Lassa fever.The Original Ebola Hunter
September 14, 2014
Historical Examples of lassa
So much you git for stealin' sugah!So much for lickin' lassa!Sheppard Lee, Vol. II (of 2)
Robert Montgomery Bird
Luckily for my brother he left Lassa with the Punjaub that evening, and never learned whether the theft was discovered or not.Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales
Charles B. Cory
Then we went on to the great lamaserai, some distance from the town upon the Lassa road.Intimate China
Mrs. Archibald Little
Sabina was the vanithee's name; and she warned her husband to have no more dealings with Lassa Buaicht, the old man of the glen.Myths and Myth-Makers
There exists at Lassa a touching custom which we are in some sort jealous of finding among infidels.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life
Thomas Wallace Knox
- a variant spelling of Lhasa
- a city in SW China, capital of Tibet, at an altitude of 3606 m (11 830 ft): for centuries the sacred city of Lamaism and residence of the Dalai Lamas from the 17th century until 1950; known as the Forbidden City because it was closed to Westerners until the beginning of the 20th century; annexed by China in 1951. The Dalai Lama fled after an unsuccessful revolt against Chinese rule in 1959. Pop: 131 000 (2005 est)