American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of extreme western Texas on the Rio Grande opposite Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The surrounding area was first settled by Spanish missionaries, soldiers, and traders in the 17th century. Population: 609,000.
- n. A city in Texas.
- n. a city in western Texas on the Mexican border; located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande across from the Mexican city of Juarez
“I remember having somewhat those same ambivalent feelings when I worked for the Texas Observer and went out to El Paso to look at some of the problems the labor unions were having there and of course, the labor leaders were very irate about the ease with which the wetbacks could come across and act as scabs.”
“And day after day, I would return to El Paso with my butt cheeks fatigued from an hour of ass-clinching fear.”
“In June, 2001, the El Paso City Council voted 7 to 1 in favor of the ordinance, and thereafter no smoking was allowed in any restaurant, bar, or other public place in the twenty-second largest city in the United States.”
“Vern slipped his Glock .40 from the shoulder rig and edged back the slide to make certain a shell lay nested in the chamber, while Ernie, a wheel gunner with an engraved El Paso holster on his belt, did the same with his 2.5-inch-barreled, nickel-plated Python full of .357 CorBons.”
“As Blaine Hammond learned in the El Paso flight operations office, the most dreaded form of public speaking was a TV interview.”
“Across his waist, in a Mexican flap holster, engraved beautifully in a floral motif by the folks in El Paso after the artist-gunman Bob Meldrum, he wore a first-generation Colt Peacemaker in .44-40 with yellowed, ancient ivory grips.”
“El Paso where he colonized them in the new town of Isleta del Sur, re-establishing at the same time the mission of San Antonio.”
“As he became personally acquainted with the eight members of the El Paso City Council, he began to spend several hours a day hanging out in city hall.”
“No, he admitted, but he also remembered the failed experiment in El Paso with the Brunsons years before.”
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