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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A volcano, about 2,388 m (7,828 ft) high, of western El Salvador. Having erupted some 50 times between 1770 and 1966, it is sometimes called "the Lighthouse of the Pacific.”

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  • Central America and San Salvador, in the Ausoles of Ahuachapan, near the volcano of Izalco, which were described in 1576 by Licenciado Palacio, and also in what was called the 'Infernillo,' on the side of the volcano of San Vicente, which was mentioned by the Spanish _Conquistadores_.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • 'All these springs are on the side of the volcano Apaneca, one of a cluster of which Izalco is the most active, and Santa Anna the mother volcano.'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Now let us see what old Palacio says of the springs on the side of this fearful volcano of Izalco:

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • The most remarkable of the latter, Izalco, popularly called the "Lighthouse of Salvador" from its almost continual eruptions (three to each hour), broke out in a small plain on 23 February, 1770, and has now a cone over 6000 feet high.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • In attempting to institute a parallel between the two men, one seemed serene, majestic, and pure as the vast snowdome of Oraefa, glittering in the chill light of midsummer-midnight suns; the other fiery, thunderous, destructive as Izalco -- one moment crowned with flames and lava-lashed -- the next wrapped in gloom and dust and ashes.

    St. Elmo

  • In attempting to institute a parallel between the two men, one seemed serene, majestic, and pure as the vast snow-dome of Oræfa, glittering in the chill light of midsummer-midnight suns; the other fiery, thunderous, destructive as Izalco -- one moment crowned with flames and lava-lashed -- the next wrapped in gloom and dust and ashes.

    St. Elmo. A Novel.

  • The German brand supplied the team with Izalco bikes in 2009, and incorporated rider feedback into a completely reworked version for 2010.

    VeloNews

  • The FMLN also won some key municipalities that it had previously not governed, including La Union, Izalco, and Zacatecaluca, as well as winning most of the other largest cities surrounding San Salvador, such as Mejicanos, Apopa, and San Marcos.

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  • Izalco is also home to one of the largest concentrations of El Salvador's small (less than 1\% of the population) indigenous population ….

    VivirLatino

  • A good starting point is the fact that both parties trace all or some of their political roots to Izalco, a relatively small town in the western, coffee-growing part of the country.

    VivirLatino

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