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ACHAT. This French word signifies a purchase. It is used in some of our law books, as well as achetor, a purchaser, which in some ancient statutes means purveyor. Stat. 36 Edw. III.

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Fidus Achates is a Latin term meaning "good, faithful Achates," who was a close friend of Aeneas, the hero of The Aeneid; Achates accompanies Aeneas throughout the latter's entire journey from Troy to Rome.
O my Achates, Theban Niobe, Who for her sonnes death wept out life and breath And drie with griefe was turned into a stone, Had not such passions in her head as I.
In Book 1, her mantle and veil are among the gifts that Achates brings back from the Trojans' ship for Dido, the queen of Carthage.
Impacts of the biological control agent Cyphocleonus achates on spotted knapweed, Centaurea maculosa, in experimental plots.
In Chile, only Stotz (1981) has compared different methods of anesthesia and staining, studying its effects on Anthothoe chilensis (Lesson, 1830), Antholoba achates (Drayton, 1846) and Phymactis papillosa (Lesson, 1830).
A number of organisations are planning tributes to HMS Achates, which established close ties with the people of Halesowen during the 1939-45 war years as it braved the dangerous Arctic naval missions.
Several organisations are planning tributes to HMS Achates, which established close ties with the people of Halesowen during the 1939-45 war years as it braved the dangerous Arctic naval missions of World War II.
Lacrimae rerum, Aeneas says to Achates, his journeying companion, as they stand overwhelmed by a set of stumbled-upon frescos that depict his city in flames.
Hints of this dedication to poetic memory appear frequently in Lavinia: "So long as Achates told me the story, Aeneas was not dead" (227).
Agates have been prized since ancient times and were actually named by the Ancient Greeks after the river Achates where they were first found.