from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A monastery and palace of central Spain near Madrid. Built from 1563 to 1584, it was commissioned by Philip II to commemorate a victory over the French and is the burial place of many Spanish sovereigns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A palace and mausoleum of the kings of Spain, being a vast and wonderful structure about twenty-five miles northwest of Madrid; called also escurial. It was erected in 1563-1584 and contains a monastery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the western mining districts of the United States, a place where a mine has been exhausted.
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