American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of central Spain north-northwest of Madrid. An important Roman town, it was held sporadically by the Moors from 714 to 1079. Its Roman aqueduct (first or second century A.D.) is still in use. Population: 56,000.
- Segovia, Andrés 1893?-1987. Spanish guitarist who spurred interest in the guitar as an instrument for classical music through his arrangements of the works of Bach, Handel, and modern composers.
- n. Spanish guitarist who made classical guitar a concert instrument (1893-1987)
- From Spanish Segovia, from Latin Segovia, from Celtiberian Segobriga (Wiktionary)
“While mints in Segovia, Jubia, Barcelona, and Seville also use stars as their mintage symbol, each star contains different numbers of points to specify which mint the coin was actually produced at.”
“Bush and wife Columba are renting a ninth-floor condo in Segovia Tower in Coral Gables.”
“I must tell you that a short time before his death, he wrote to me at St. Joseph's convent in Segovia, where I now am, and which is eleven leagues from Avila.”
“High-grade, mesothermal, "Segovia" - style gold vein systems, similar to the prolific Colombian producer Frontino Gold Mines (FGM), located in the Frontino Gold Belt, is the country's principal underground gold producer, with an annual production target of 60,000 oz.”
“Between 1919 and 1931 Machado was Professor of French in Segovia.”
“Segovia, which is under the charge of the Order of St. Dominic, there are some to be converted, who have not yet been settled peacefully, as they are warlike and restless Indians.”
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 19 of 55 1620-1621 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
“Quite dismantled and very necessitous, it entered by the bar of Camalayuga to the city of Segovia, which is at the head of the island of Luzon opposite Great China.”
“When the road reaches the river Manzaoares, it crosses a noble bridge, called the Segovia, and thence enters Madrid hjr the St. Vincent gate.”
“(as you now behold me, valorous señor) to Hispaniola, and thence by the first vessel home to Spain, to the convent of my order at Segovia, which is my native town.”
“You go from Cartagena, where, Franciscan and Dominican, you play so large a part in this world's affairs, to your order at Segovia, which is an inland town, and doubtless hath no great knowledge of these outlandish parts.”
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