mesa

Definitions

  • A MESA
    A MESA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mesa a city in Arizona just to the east of Phoenix; originally a suburb of Phoenix
    • n mesa flat tableland with steep edges "the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A GROUP OF MESAS A GROUP OF MESAS
THE SUMMIT OF A MESA THE SUMMIT OF A MESA
THE MESA ENCANTADA THE MESA ENCANTADA
THE MESA FROM THE EAST THE MESA FROM THE EAST
LOOKING THROUGH A CREVICE OF THE ENCHANTED MESA LOOKING THROUGH A CREVICE OF THE ENCHANTED MESA
THE TOP OF THE MESA ENCANTADA THE TOP OF THE MESA ENCANTADA
SUMMIT OF A MOQUI MESA SUMMIT OF A MOQUI MESA

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mesa A high tableland; a plateau on a hill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Mesa A table-land; a broad and flat river-terrace; a level or gently sloping region. This Spanish word is in common use throughout the southwestern part of the United States, where large areas, especially on the Colorado river and its branches, are table-lands, deeply intersected by valleys (cañons) of erosion, which are often 1,000 or 2,000 feet deep, and occasionally much more.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

One picked his way through the fallen walls on Van Ness avenue as he would cross an Arizona mesa.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
There was the man, going across the mesa at a run, headed straight for Big Reuben's gorge!
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
The plateau was miles wide, shut in by great walls and mesas of colored rock.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Half an hour later Tolliver rode across the mesa.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Place in a mesa pan with about one-half inch of cold water.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
To Curly the word was given that they were going to Mesa.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
It is reached by the Santa Mesa car line.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
Thus were created the canyons and mesas of the Mesa Verde.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
For years Donald and Virginia had loved the mesa.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
Hal and Noll, seated in one of the two day coaches of the train, had studied the mesa with longing eyes.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
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In poetry:

Gauntly crumbled silhouette
dust of former ages
sinking to the mesa line
sombre and by stages.
"Pueblo " by Norman MacLeod
I love the Mesa Mountains
That woo the Texas skies,
'Neath azure veils of beauty,
They dream of Paradise.
"Texas" by William Lawrence Chittenden
With clay and ribs of juniper
They built adobe dwellings;
With nuts from mesa conifer,
They drank from lava wellings.
"Casa Grande: Arizona" by Norman MacLeod
Now the hollows of his eyes
Are washed with rains of spring
And filled with dust of summer heat
That winds from mesa bring.
"Desert Burial" by Norman MacLeod
Oh mesas and throne-mountains that I found!
Oh strange and shaking thoughts that touched me there,
Ere I beheld the bright returning wings
That came to spoil my secret, silent lair!
"How I Walked Alone In The Jungles Of Heaven" by Vachel Lindsay
Dimly and dark the mesas broke on the starry sky.
A pall covered every color of their gorgeous glory at noon.
I smelt the yucca and mesquite, and stifled my heart’s quick cry,
And wormed and crawled on my belly to where he moved against the moon!
"The Horse Thief" by William Rose Benet

In news:

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul appears on stage at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.
Two of the '3Ms' appear headed back to Costa Mesa's City Council.
Angela Wong, who attends to children at Mesa Pediatrics in Ahwatukee Foothills, is part of a group trying to warn parents about the danger posed to children by household chemicals.
Costa Mesa Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday.
An antique 1800-era jail cell was stolen from the Gold Hill Mesa Subdivision in March.
Your photo may nab you two free tickets to the Elvis Festival in Costa Mesa.
7918 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa.
Call off Costa Mesa layoffs.
Long House ruin at Wetherill Mesa, Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. ( Afton White, North Hollywood ).
COSTA MESA — Sarah MacArthur scored four goals to lead the host Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference match that ended the regular season Friday.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Colorado Mesa University hosted a marching band competition through the streets of downtown Grand Junction on Saturday.
Kiira is the daughter of Roger and Debbie Maki of Hancock and Tammy and Marty Schulze of Mesa, Ariz. Jeffrey is the son of David & Diane Baril of Lake Linden.
Robert Jared Marchant , 28, known as Jared by friends and family, died on Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Mesa.
Tire and rubber giant Bridgestone Corp. Has chosen southeast Mesa for the site of a new research and development facility expected to open in 2014.
Mesa, high schools use Lincoln Park hospitality level as fundraising tool.
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In science:

There are two co-propagating ES running along the uncovered mesa edge within the gate-gap region.
Quantum Hall Mach-Zehnder interferometer at fractional filling factors
FIG. 4: Single-spin magnetic imaging. (a) Magnetic field image of a target NV spin near the surface of a diamond mesa, acquired with the scanning NV magnetometer.
Nanoscale magnetic imaging of a single electron spin under ambient conditions
Drift correction is performed by scanning over the target-containing diamond mesa, and the measured topography is the convolution of this mesa (∼ 200 nm in diameter) with the diamond nanopillar scanning tip (∼ 200 nm in diameter).
Nanoscale magnetic imaging of a single electron spin under ambient conditions
Mesa quarry at the top of the Ruby Ranch Member suggests an age of about 106 Ma.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Hotel Mesa sauropod and bears the postzygapophyseal facets.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
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