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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Escorial A palace and mausoleum of the kings of Spain, being a vast and wonderful structure about twenty-five miles northwest of Madrid; called also escurial. It was erected in 1563-1584 and contains a monastery.☞ The ground plan is said to be in the form of a gridiron, the structure being designed in honor ofSt. Lawrence, who suffered martyrdom by being broiled on a gridiron; but the resemblance is very slight. It is nearly square, inclosing several courts, and has a projecting mass which stands for the handle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Escorial In the western mining districts of the United States, a place where a mine has been exhausted.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prop. Sp. escorial, i. e., a hill or heap of rubbish, earth, and stones brought out of a mine, fr. escoria, dross of metal, L. scoria, fr. Gr. . Cf. Scoria


In literature:

Moreover, he was then building his Escorial with so much taste and affection that it was impossible for him to leave home.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
The King was at vespers in the Escorial.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
Philip was to reign in Paris, Amsterdam, London, and Edinburgh, without stirring from the Escorial.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
When we arrived at the palace some miles off, up a winding way, he underwent another change, and became our guide to the Escorial.
"Familiar Spanish Travels" by W. D. Howells
We stopped at the little station of Villalba, in the midst of the wide brown table-land that stretches from Madrid to the Escorial.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
In Spain there were but few persons interested in books before the foundation of the Escorial towards the end of the sixteenth century.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
The King retired to the Monastery of the Escorial, and Sanchez was cited to meet him there to learn the royal will.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Philip took a great interest in the building of the Escorial, and also had the plans of Sao Vicente submitted to him in 1590.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
A couple of days at the Escorial, with nothing of Manuela to interfere, served Manvers to recover his tone.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
Madrid usurped all her civic honours under the reign of Philip II., he who lost the Armada and built the Escorial.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
Worn out with his disquietudes, he died in the Escorial in the second year of his sojourn.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Indeed, Penalara, looking down on the Escorial, keeps his snow-cap all the year.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
"An Architect's Note-book in Spain" by Matthew Digby Wyatt
As the work advanced, Philip's visits to the Escorial were longer and more frequent.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
The Escorial is of an entirely opposite character.
"Spain" by Wentworth Webster
According to the usual tradition, which there seems no sufficient reason to reject, the Escorial owes its existence to a vow made by Philip II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
In Spain they support three colleges, Valladolid, La Vid, and La Escorial.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
Messieurs, we shall all yet see the lilies flaunting over the Escorial.
"The Chevalier d'Auriac" by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
Even now a Moor, however courteous and cultured, is refused admission to certain Castilian churches, as the Escorial.
"Spanish Highways and Byways" by Katharine Lee Bates
A copy of Idrisi's work in the Escorial was destroyed by the fire of 1671.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various

In science:

Keilhauer, Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007, Nucl.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Volberg, Why the Riesz transforms are averages of the dyadic shifts?, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (El Escorial, 2000).
Two weight inequalities for individual Haar multipliers and other well localized operators
Tao, Arithmetic progressions and the primes - El Escorial lectures, Col lect.
A hypergraph regularity method for generalised Turan problems
The author wishes to express her gratitude for the organizers of the 9th International Conference on Harmonic Analysis and PDE held in El Escorial, Spain, on June 11–15, 2012.
Sharp weighted bounds for fractional integral operators in a space of homogeneous type
McIntosh, The solution of the Kato problem in two dimensions, Proceedings of the Conference on Harmonic Analysis and PDE held in El Escorial, Spain in July 2000, Publ.
Multilinear local Tb for Square functions
The second author also acknowledges the pleasant atmosphere of the 9th International Conference on Harmonic Analysis (El Escorial 2012), where this research started.
Conditional quasi-greedy bases in Hilbert and Banach spaces