American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northwest Algeria on the Gulf of Oran, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea west-southwest of Algiers. Built on a site occupied since prehistoric times, Oran was captured by the Spanish in 1509 and by the Turks in 1708. It was occupied by the French in 1831 and held by Vichy France during World War II. Allied troops liberated the city in November 1942. Population: 646,000.
- n. a port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city
- Anglicized from Irish saints' name Odhrán, diminutive of odhar "dun, sallow". (Wiktionary)
“The animal in this country, which is commonly called Oran-Outang, is known by the name of”
The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-named Jeffrey Brace. Containing an Account of the Kingdom of Bow-Woo, in the Interior of Africa; with the Climate and Natural Productions, Laws, and Customs Peculiar to That Place. With an Account of His Captivity, Sufferings, Sales, Travels, Emancipation, Conversion to the Christian Religion, Knowledge of the Scriptures, &c. Interspersed with Strictures on Slavery, Speculative Observations on the Qualities of Human Nature, with Quotation from Scripture.
“Anyone who has read his nonfiction work To Jerusalem and Back will be compelled to notice that the Arab inhabitants of the holy city are as nearly invisible and alien as their equivalents in Oran in Camus’ La Peste.”
“In 1940, he moved to an Algerian town called Oran, where he spent time on the beach.”
“When Bill said, "Oran ..." we slipped in some egg, and I thought how ghostly a thing she was and how she could use one of my father's TV dinners.”
“Oran " have you really considered your own question?”
“Oran," interrupts Ellna gently, "have you considered a trial period?”
“On this episode of Smart Food, Oran talks the Food Bucks program, how rural and urban constituencies can join forces to improve the Farm Bill and why chefs and journalists don't have the answers about how to fix our food system.”
“If you're not a food policy geek, you may not have heard of Oran Hesterman.”
“Jane's guest today is Oran Hesterman, CEO of the Fair Food Network and author of the book, Fair Food.”
“By November, U.S. and British troops, as part of naval task forces, landed in Casablanca, Morocco also made famous by a Hollywood movie, as well as in Oran and Algiers, Algeria.”
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