from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southeast Spain southwest of Alicante. An ancient Roman colony, it was held by the Moors from the 8th to the 13th century.


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  • I’m instantly in a little town called Elche, A grey day in March, 1985.

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  • Ihr Pyjama sind auch braun mit einem All-over Muster der Elche und Bären Silhouetten, wahrscheinlich Männer Schlafanzüge, aber sie ist ein bisschen männlich, mit Ausnahme von ein paar ziemlich bodacious Titten.

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  • **I am reminded of the eyes of the "Lady of Elche"

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  • Dada la proximidad de las tropas borbónicas que habían conseguido controlar varios territorios como Caudete, Villena, Elda, Novelda, Elche, etc y ante el cariz que estaban tomando los acontecimientos a principios de 1707, el Archiduque Carlos decidió abandonar la ciudad de Valencia donde se encontraba para marchar hacia Barcelona con la intención de instalar su corte en estos territorios.

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  • José Tormo enlarged the seminary, rebuilt much of the episcopal palace, erected episcopal residences at Cox and Elche, and the Chapel of the Holy

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  • Several works of public utility are due to him, such as the aqueduct of Elche, the ridge of Rojales, and a wall protecting the cultivated lands of

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  • I was very glad to hear how well the affair of the Marchioness of Elche succeeded.

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  • Monte Alegre is a small place with a ruined Moorish castle, about fifteen leagues from Elche on the road to Madrid.

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  • Orihuela, on the road from Carthagena to Alicante, still looks oriental with its palm-trees, square towers and domes, and Elche is just another such, with flat roofs and the orthodox kasbah, now a prison.

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  • Total eclipse of the Sun, May 28, 1900, as observed from Elche (Spain) 281 79.

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