praya

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n praya colonial siphonophore of up to 130 ft long
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n praya In some cities of India, an embanked road; a public walk or drive on a river-bank or water-front; a bund.
    • n praya The typical genus of Prayidæ.
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Usage

In literature:

Getting under way, I proceeded to Monrovia to land Colonel Royal, and then to Porto Praya, our squadron's headquarters.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue" by Various
By the breath of my mad typhoon I swept your close-packed Praya and beached your best at Kowloon!
"Verses 1889-1896" by Rudyard Kipling
Once at Villa Praya you might manage to find pretty good quarters.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
On the 16th of January 1832 we anchored at Porto Praya, in St. Jago, the chief island of the Cape de Verd archipelago.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
By the breath of my mad typhoon I swept your close-packed Praya and beached your best at Kowloon!
"Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads" by Rudyard Kipling
From Santa Cruz to Porto Praya, St. Jago, the course is S. 26 deg.
"A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I" by James Holman
From the Praya we went up the hill to write our names in the Governor's book.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
Port Praya Bay, on the island of Saint Jago, is situated in latitude 14 deg.
"An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island" by John Hunter
THE AUTHOR'S ARRIVAL AT ST. JAGO; PRAYA AND ST. JAGO TOWN.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
On April 11th the British squadron reached Porto Praya, Cape de Verde Islands.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
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In poetry:

Mast-fringed Hooghly
And junk-thronged Praya,
And mat-thatched hamlets
Of far Malaya:
"Portrait Of A Lady-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
With never a bark and never a bite,
But only an oath, to break,
As we squared away for Praya Bay
With our prizes in our wake.
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche