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The second-highest bond rating by S&P and Fitch. AA is subdivided (in decreasing order) into AA+, AA, and AA-. Bonds with AA ratings are investment-grade, meaning that banks are allowed to hold them. AA bonds are low-risk and low-return. The rating is equivalent to an Aa rating by Moody's.
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AA

A grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a very strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. Such a rating indicates only slightly lower quality than the top rating of AAA. Also called Aa.
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The figure was first cast to provide the missionary society with a substitute, but later for artists such as Picasso, who for a period had the work in his Cannes studio, and Henry Moore, who considered A'a so powerful that it was difficult to find anywhere in his house to put the work.
The firm, which offers sustainable land use solutions besides event services, considers the acquisitions of companies A'A will enable it to provide "a wider range of services, establish advantageous pricing and improve profit margins by producing full-service events".
[E.sub.R] = [[(273.15 + 27.5 - OT)]/[[1/[(4.7 x 0.95 + 3.56)]]]] = 8.025(300.65 - OT) = A(300.65 - OT) = A'A"(300.65 - OT).
The typical feature of this volcano is that it produces ' a'a lava' that has a rough surface and cracks all over.
The instruments sometimes introduced songs with a confident boom, and at others -- in particular, the instrumental version of "A'a Hadeer El-Bosta" (On the Roaring of the Bus) -- with more timorous entry to the hushed sound of tambourines and piano.
"Okay, I dare you to dance!" That's the old saying, 'a'a ka hula, e waiho i ka hale.
A'a! S'a then gum catch hand/arm 3SG.POSS INTERJ hand/arm muk b'am d'i sek masha=hok.
We tried our hands at everything, including planting trees in a'a (chunky lava) with O'o bars (Japanese digging tools), pruning according to two different ancient traditions, harvesting (which is harder than you might think if you have to climb the side of a volcano), processing (the dirty part), roasting (the fun part) and even Web sales and distribution.
Their entries - from `'a'a' (rubble-like Hawaiian lava) to "zigzag rocks" (low, chevron-shaped dams to channel fish) - don't stop at physical descriptions of American land forms.