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

  • A city of western California southeast of San Francisco. Named by a Spanish expedition in 1776, it was the center of a Mexican colony from 1822 to 1846. Population: 91,600.

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  • n. a town in California to the south of San Francisco

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  • Boves, wounded also, withdrew and waited for reinforcements, which arrived in great numbers from the plains; while Bolivar had to reduce the defenders of San Mateo in order to send some men to protect Caracas, which was being threatened on the southeast by Rosete.

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

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