Quebrada

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quebrada ke-brä′da a ravine.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. Amer.

Usage

In literature:

Two of these rode off at once and disappeared in a shallow quebrada to the left.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
Fifty feet farther up the quebrada another portion of wall appeared under the gravel bank.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
Having marched about the space of ten hours, they came unto a place called Quebrada Obscura.
"The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century" by Clarence Henry Haring
These are called the Northern and Southern Quebrada, from the Spanish 'Tierra Quebrada,' or broken ground.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The most densely populated of these 'quebradas' is that rising at the south-west corner of the town.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The numerous quebradas, which all intersect the ground in a parallel direction, are surrounded by poor-looking houses.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
SE Piedras Blancas, KU 64292-303; Quebrada Boruca, 22 km.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
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In news:

Quebrada Shiner wins Belmont's Jazzy Stakes.
Quebrada Shiner, the 5-2 favorite, beat Vanishing Grey by 112 lengths on Wednesday in the $60,000 Jazzy Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.
LA QUEBRADA, Peru – Every year, Peruvians descended from African slaves come to La Quebrada to celebrate an adored black saint.
Quebrada Shiner wins Belmont's Jazzy Stakes.
Quebrada Shiner , the 5-2 favorite, beat Vanishing Grey by 112 lengths on Wednesday in the $60,000 Jazzy Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.
LA QUEBRADA, Peru — Every year, Peruvians descended from African slaves come to La Quebrada to celebrate an adored black saint.
Every year, Peruvians descended from African slaves come to La Quebrada to celebrate an adored black saint.
In this Sept 23, 2012 photo, Patricia Lopez, left, prepares the statue of Santa Efigenia for a procession in La Quebrada, Peru.
Tijuana's gothic child of ruidosón, Santos , exclusively leaked "La Quebrada" to us.
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