from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cyprinoid fishes or chubs, found in the Gila river in Arizona, known as hardtails.

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  • n. a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River


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  • There is nothing to do in Gila Bend except eat (and only diners) and sleep.

    Driving from Ajijic to L.A.

  • Does anyone know if there are pet friendly accommodations in Gila Bend, Ajo, or Nogales AZ?

    An Old Refrain - Traveling With Pets

  • Leipheimer won the Tour of the Gila on Sunday after finishing first in two of the early stages and coming in third behind Armstrong in the last stage, dubbed the Gila Monster.

    Leipheimer, Armstrong take top two spots in Tour of the Gila

  • Speaking of full BRAs and giving people what they want, VeloNews has apparently figured out that by far the most interesting aspect of the Tour of the Gila was the podium girls, and so they finally wrote the article everybody was waiting for:

    Keeping Up Appearances: Filling the House, Clearing the Bike Lane

  • On our last day, we hiked outside the resort, watching for wildlife that the hotel warns guests may encounter, such as small wild boars, snakes and the prehistoric-looking reptiles called Gila monsters.

    A Double Helping of Desert

  • So in Flashman's time the Rio Grande and the Gila were the effective boundaries, for what this was worth; American administration of the ceded areas had barely begun, the frontiers were still uncertain, and it was not until the Boundary Commissions had completed their surveys in the early 1850s that the limits were determined.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • Tabitha caught a baby tarantula under her bed the other morning, and we found something in the wood-pile last week that the folks at the hotel called a Gila monster.

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall

  • The only other venomous reptile found in the United States is the beaded lizard, called Gila monster (pronounced heela).

    On the Trail An Outdoor Book for Girls

  • This line that runs along the bottom of the other map I take to be the Gila, which is a big river which runs right through the Indian country, and falls into the Rio Grande.

    The Golden Canyon Contents: the Golden Canyon; the Stone Chest

  • The long runoff season has rejuvenated some rivers that only flow rarely, including the lower Gila, which is emptying measurable water into the Colorado River near Yuma, a rare occurrence. | news


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