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

  • A city of northwest Argentina west of Córdoba. Founded in 1562, it was moved to its present site in the 1590s. Population: 112,000.
  • The capital and largest city of Puerto Rico, in the northeast part of the island on the Atlantic Ocean. Settled by Ponce de León in 1508-1509, it was attacked by English buccaneers in the 1590s and sacked by the Dutch in 1625. American forces took control of the city during the Spanish-American War (1898). Population: 427,000.

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  • n. the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico


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  • Just sexy…nice sexy, Aleesa corrected while smiling broadly at the San Juan memory.


  • He told them everything Woody had described to him, starting with the long training days in San Antonio and the incident with Colonel Roosevelt and their baseball at the Menger Hotel and ending with everything that happened on San Juan Hill: Uncle Owen got shot twice, Doc Lindy appeared from out of the blue, and time stood still.


  • He had spent his Sunday flying back from LA to make an inspection of his facility on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State.

    The Ark

  • The rest of the San Juan Plateau crew began drifting over from the chow line to swell the ranks waiting for medical attention.


  • Before hostilities began, Captain Johannes Haun sailed north and ten days later was off the entrance to the Straits of San Juan de Fuca, the gateway to Vancouver and Seattle.

    Castles of Steel

  • The Red Mountain Pass is traversed by a tiny, switchback two-lane road that twists through the Red Mountain, separating Ouray and San Juan counties.


  • For the first time in his life, Griffith Payne was ready to hear about what really happened on San Juan Hill.


  • All I know is that he was traveling to the San Juan Islands constantly during that time.

    The Ark

  • Aleesa lay on the treatment table in the Edouard de Paris Spa, pondering why a business housed in a hotel named the El San Juan had a French name.


  • “Nothing compared to the most incredible—impossible—thing any of us ever experienced: San Juan Hill.”



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