American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southwest Spain on the Guadalquivir River north-northeast of Cádiz. An important settlement under the Romans, Vandals, and Visigoths, it was conquered by the Moors in A.D. 712 and later taken by Ferdinand III of Castile, who made it his royal residence in 1248. The city especially prospered after the discovery of the New World and served as the chief port of colonial trade until the early 18th century. Population: 699,000.
- n. a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain
- From the Spanish Sevilla. (Wiktionary)
“BARTER OF SEVILLE When Laurance Kaiser IV, president of Key-Ventures Realty, showed this recently married couple a sleek 2,289-square-foot apartment in the Seville, they fell head over heels.”
“SEVILLE, Spain (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people Friday attended Easter processions in Seville, where wooden sculptures of religious scenes are carried through the streets accompanied by hooded penitents.”
“Flamingos apply natural make-up to their feathers to stand out and attract mates, according to a new study by Juan Amat, from the Estacion Biologica de Donana in Seville, Spain, and colleagues.”
“Betis home colours are green and white based on the Andalucian national colours and Its home stadium is the 52,700-seat Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera in Seville, Spain.”
“A sixteenth-century resident of Mexico City writes to his wife in Seville about his desperate state of health: "... since coming here I have not had one day of health, and all of the month of July and August I was in bed, and without any hope, so that the doctors wanted to open me up, because they said that my disease was an apostem on my liver ...”
“Machado was born in Seville one year after his brother Manuel.”
“The story, and it's a good one, follows the historical journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah as it works its way back to its origins in Seville in 1480.”
“And in Seville in 1480, the unlikely artist paints a self-portrait into the Seder illustration.”
“Antonio Farfán, who lost his son, writes his sister in Seville to bring her son to Mexico because "I do not have anyone to whom I can leave what I have.”
“María Díaz came to Mexico with her husband sometime during the 1570s; her story, told here in a letter to her daughter in Seville, is a common one in a time when the unexpected death of a spouse or parent could cast surviving family members into circumstances of psychological and economic insecurity.”
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