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Matanza

Definitions

  • SKETCH-MAP OF THE PROVINCES OF HAVANA AND MATANZAS
    SKETCH-MAP OF THE PROVINCES OF HAVANA AND MATANZAS
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Matanza A place where animals are slaughtered for their hides and tallow.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

YUMURI RIVER AND ENTRANCE TO THE VALLEY, MATANZAS YUMURI RIVER AND ENTRANCE TO THE VALLEY, MATANZAS
PANORAMA FROM THE ROAD TO THE CAVES, MATANZAS PANORAMA FROM THE ROAD TO THE CAVES, MATANZAS

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n matanza The act of butchering or slaughtering.
    • n matanza The place where cattle are slaughtered.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., slaughter, fr. matar, to kill

Usage

In literature:

As we approach Matanzas, the scene undergoes a radical change.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
One fine July afternoon we let go our anchor alongside of the Castle of San Severino, in Matanzas harbor.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
Our journey was continued from Cienfuegos to Havana, by way of Matanzas, crossing the island nearly at right angles.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Matanzas and Santa Clara, and the centre of a rich sugar-planting country.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Vincente, he was informed abruptly, was out of Havana, he had had to go to Matanzas.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
From this circumstance it was that the harbour got the name of Matanza.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The Hamptons went with us to Matanzas, where we passed a few pleasant days.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
The engines were fired up, and the trains made ready to transport the invading column to Matanzas.
"History of Cuba; or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics" by Maturin M. Ballou
Matanzas was debatable ground; but Gomez made bold raids into the very vicinity of Havana.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
On the sixth of April, 1518, the armament sailed from the port of Matanzas for Yucatan.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
Overseers were flung into their sugar-boilers, two entire families at Matanzas were poisoned, and other excesses took place.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
We passed a good many vessels lying at anchor in the lower harbor of Matanzas, and came to anchor about a mile from the pier.
"To Cuba and Back" by Richard Henry Dana
Our voyage was for Matanzas, Cuba, with a cargo of coal.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
The slaves on the sugar plantations in the neighborhood of Matanzas were suspected of being about to revolt.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
The lowlands about Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Mariel and Matanzas are noted for their richness.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
The fare from Havana to Matanzas either way, second-class, is $7.10 in Cuban currency.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Vol. XV, No. 4, April, 1886" by Various
At two o'clock the little fleet sped gayly down the Matanzas.
"Horace Chase" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Has Matanzas been in Mexico City recently?
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
Admiral Sampson, however, had decided to attack Matanzas, for it was necessary to do something to calm the clamor of the American public.
"Under the Star-Spangled Banner" by F. S. Brereton
A similar report has been prepared for Matanzas.
"Industrial Cuba" by Robert P. Porter
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In poetry:

Ah, set me on the sunless plain,
In China, Norway, or Matanzas,
Ay, place me anywhere from Maine
To Kansas.
"Advice" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Normal levels of phytoplankton found in brown water near Matanzas.
A lab test of brown water sampled near the Matanzas Inlet ruled out an overabundance of microscopic plants called phytoplankton as a cause of the discoloration.
Ponte Vedra's Nathan Rokosz swings at a pitch during Tuesday's District 4-5A game against Matanzas.
Matanzas had just one chance to get to Ponte Vedra starter Matt Deegan before the ace settled in.
Matanzas at Ponte Vedra, 7 p.m. Matanzas was off.
Matanzas, RB De'Undre Lumpkins, jr (4 rushing TDs).
10 am — Sunday Morning AA, Matanzas Room, Flagler Hospital.
A 20-year-old Matanzas High School graduate posted threatening messages on Facebook.
Christian Hesch, the winner of the past two Matanzas 5K road races, admitted to doping on Sunday.
Christian Hesch, the winner of the past two Matanzas 5K road races, wasn't shy when it came to setting goals.
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