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I was of course very much surprised, but summoning all my Latinity, I called her Manchegan prophetess, and expressing my admiration at her learning begged to be informed by what means she became possessed of it.
Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society
I should perhaps have fancied myself for a moment in a Castilian or Manchegan mountain pueblicito, but for the abundance of trees which met my eye on every side.
Cide Hamete Benengeli, the Arab and Manchegan author, relates in this most grave, high – sounding, minute, delightful, and original history that after the discussion between the famous Don
Don't you trust to that, Sancho, for the Manchegan folk are as hot – tempered as they are honest, and won't put up with liberties from anybody.
Good God! Who is there that could properly describe the rage that filled the heart of our Manchegan when he saw himself dealt with in this fashion?
But there is no redeeming feature in the Manchegan landscape; it has all the sameness of the desert without its dignity; the few towns and villages that break its monotony are mean and commonplace, there is nothing venerable about them, they have not even the picturesqueness of poverty; indeed,
Manchegan displayed such good taste that he disabused Don Alvaro of the error he was under; and he, on his part, felt convinced he must have been enchanted, now that he had been brought in contact with two such opposite Don Quixotes.
The talking world, however, of our day takes part with the Athenian against the Manchegan philosopher, and, while admitting the present necessity of sleep, does not rejoice in its original invention.
Isolated Spain, fenced off by the Pyrenees from the breeze of benevolence wafted from the virtuous and bibulous North, still utilizes the Manchegan or Estremaduran bull as a means of conferring "happy despatch" on her superannuated horses and absorbing the surplus belligerence of her "roughs."
Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876
He was a Manchegan, tall, strong, robust, and had been in the penitentiary several times.
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Originating from La Mancha, a region in south central Spain in southern New Castile
August 17, 2009