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

  • Villa, Francisco Known as "Pancho.” 1877?-1923. Mexican revolutionary leader who ran unsuccessfully for the presidency after the Mexican Revolution (1910) and later attempted to oust (1914-1915) President Venustiano Carranza.

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  • proper n. Aston Villa Football Club, a football club based in Birmingham


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  • We whizzed around the corner of via Boncompagna to via Piave and finally came to a stop at an ochre-stained home bearing the name Villa Savoy.

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  • Coming back, I wouldn't think that Chetumal to Villa is too far for one day, unless you're planning on stopping and visiting some of the ruins.

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  • Failed attack According to the spokesman of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, Barigye Ba-Hoku, a mortar round fired from an al-Shabab position near the presidential palace exploded near a contingent of Ugandan peacekeepers guarding the palace compound, also known as Villa Somalia.

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  • As the bus bounced along, her blindfold slipped a bit, and she could see the massive gates in front of her and knew that, as she feared, the Villa was her destination.

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  • As celebrated is the garden, where between the orangery and the Villa is the jewel of 18th century gardens: the Maze of Villa Pisani, a labyrinth of box hedges that quickly became the symbol of a society and its tastes.

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  • She drove first to a gourmet market in town called Villa - rina's.


  • Iland of S. Michael, which continued from the 26 of Iuly, to the 12 of August, in which time no man durst stay within his house but fled into the fields, fasting and praying with great sorow, for that many of their houses fel down, and a towne called Villa

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  • They're staying at -- just a little bit of color -- they're staying at the home of Jay and Dollie Grebelick, at a house called the Sand Dollar Villa, which is on Megan's Bay, which I've been told by several people was named by National Geographic as one of the 10 most beautiful bays in the world.

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  • [Castro] The Villa is a revolution in architectural design, and it was unexpected.

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  • It is indeed usually called the Villa of Marcus Arius Diomedes, on the strength of

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