from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northern Spain east-southeast of Bilbao. An ancient Basque city, it was captured by the Visigoths, Franks, and Moors and became the capital of the kingdom of Navarre (824-1512). The annual running of the bulls during the feast of San Fermin was celebrated in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises (1926). Population: 195,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Navarre of northern Spain famous for the running of the bulls.


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  • Hanning had attended the encierro in Pamplona, Spain, in 2002, and it made a large impression on him.

    All the Street’s a Stage

  • This is more fun than running with the bulls in Pamplona

    Beat 360° 9/29/09

  • Great footage on YouTube — this is just one example — of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, which happened today.

    Welcome to Pamplona, Now Start Running « Skid Roche

  • Now that Wimbledon is over, the current international sporting spectacle is the running of the bulls in Pamplona Spain.

    Go Bulls!!

  • Another emigrant appeals to relatives in Pamplona that they send his nephew: "eight months ago I lost my wife to tabardillo, and so now I am an orphan, without wife, son or daughter."

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • "I feel like I'm running with the Spanish bulls in Pamplona, trying to keep up with the crowds following Tiger," Adam Gazal said.

    Tiger rewrites golf history

  • There is evidence that bulls of the Marqués were fought in Pamplona in 1690 and in 1701, from his chaplain, Juan Escudero Valero, who transferred the ganadería to Martin de Virto, an inhabitant of Corella.

    The foundational bull ranches

  • I have run with the bulls in Pamplona, and I make sure my bow ties, in Italian silk, come from Carrot & Gibbs, in Boulder, Colorado.

    Bow Ties

  • Ernest Hemingway was greatly affected by the running of the bulls in Pamplona; it figures prominently in his first published novel, The Sun Also Rises, also my favorite Hemingway novel — which isn’t actually saying all that much, but I do like it quite a bit.

    Welcome to Pamplona, Now Start Running « Skid Roche

  • The details are still being worked out, but there will be enormous, lumbering Animatronic hogs from Disney, a greased-pig chase and something called Pamplona II: The Running of the Pigs.

    It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time


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