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

  • An ancient town of northern Africa southwest of Carthage in present-day northern Tunisia. The Romans defeated Hannibal here in the final battle of the Second Punic War (202 B.C.).

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  • n. the battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War


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  • In the morning, when the first rays of the sun began bouncing off its crimson colored temples, shrines and towers, the Mayan city must have lit up like a fireball -- perhaps explaining why it was originally called Zama, or City of the Dawn.

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  • The suspects - Masimini Zulu, 41, Bernard Msiselwa Mabaso, 32, and Richmond Zuma, 19, better known as Zama, - were charged with armed robbery, rape and housebreaking.

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  • Recalling Zama, I was ready to run when the dead man sat up -- or to wrest his weapon from him and kill him with it.

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  • At the same time a communication was received by the government from the Spanish Consul in Tetuan, stating that a Moorish woman called Zama had presented herself before him to make complaint against the Spanish renegade, Ben-Manuza, formerly called Juan Falgueira, who had just sailed for Spain, after having assassinated the Moor,

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  • He commences the siege of Zama, which is reinforced by Jugurtha.

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  • Also launching this weekend: chef/owner Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka's

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  • First-time owner Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka gave us a self-named Rittenhouse Square sushi haven that is our best since Morimoto.

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  • Pod chef Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka will open the doors of his namesake restaurant,

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  • In the mean time, Hannibal, being strongly importuned by his fellow-citizens, advanced forward into the country; and arriving at Zama, which is five days’ march from Carthage, he there pitched his camp.

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