The fast of the Ninth of Av is not intended to decry only past pain (though that too) but present political misdeeds.
The day that is upon us in the heat of the summer is the fast of the Ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av.
A handful of people—two full time and others on a more casual basis—make up the Av team in his office in Dharamsala, India.
The rush to coalition, including a badly-negotiated deal on Av.
Av Harris, a spokesman for the Connecticut secretary of state, said he thought Election Day would go smoothly.
You are not long in these parts, sir, Av I may make so bowld?'
Av there war any of you really'd hAve the heart to be doing anything!
I cud hear O'Hara runnin' up an' the rattlin' Av my rifle in the rack an' the men breathin' heAvy as they stud roun' my cot.
Av it had been at night, we might hAve tried a reskey; but the sperrit ain't in 'em at all.
I oughtn't to hAve married her that time––she only a girl, an' me a full-growed man who should 'Av had sense for both.'
abbreviation of Authorized Version (of the English Bible, 1611) attested from 1868.