Barranca

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Barranca A ravine caused by heavy rains or a watercourse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barranca A deep ravine, mountain-gorge, or defile: a word frequently used by writers on Mexican and South American geography and travel.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Larry had to lead his cavallo down the barranca to the main canon.
"Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White
The country around is broken into deep barrancas or ravines, some of which approach its very walls.
"Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" by Washington Irving
They led direct to a side barranca.
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Deep barrancas might crop up in their path, massed thickets of cactus that had to be ridden around for loss of time.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
It's a bad place, that barranca is.
"Santa Fé's Partner" by Thomas A. Janvier
Battles: Port Hudson, Barrancas, Mariana, Mitchell's Creek, Pine Barren Ford, Fort Blakely.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
Across the barranca, they caught sight of another cloud of dust, from which swung wildly gesticulating arms.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
In the barrancas it was still dark night.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
Twenty-four tadpoles were collected on May 3 in a quiet section of a fast stream near Barranca Seca.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
Puntarenas: Barranca, KU 32305-12, *5 km.
"Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group" by William E. Duellman
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In news:

First Descent of the Barranca de Piaxtla.
San Diego — Broad, open grasslands in the topography of San Diego County are the exception to the norm, which is chaparral-covered mesas and barrancas.
In the past, no real recycling program existed at Barranca Mesa Elementary School.
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