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Alava

[al-uh-vuh] /ˈæl ə və/
noun
1.
Cape, a cape in NW Washington: westernmost point in the contiguous U.S.
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  • One day, when I had won the game, a young fellow from Alava picked a quarrel with me.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • On the contrary, quoth Alava drily, he will be very much obliged.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • Alava said of the Indians that their brains were in their hands.

  • The enemy, however, had now retired to his strongholds in Alava and Guipuscoa.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • This zone is most extensive in Navarre, but exists also in Alava and in Biscay.

    Basque Legends Wentworth Webster
  • You are in Alava, sir, and you speak of a member of my family.

    The Azure Rose Reginald Wright Kauffman
  • The enemy, however, had now retired to his strongholds in Alava and Guipuzcoa.

  • One day when I had been playing tennis with a lad from Alava I won, and he picked a quarrel with me.

  • Alava replied that he thought, none the less, that the tax would encounter many obstacles, and begged him earnestly to reflect.

  • In fact, as we got close, we all recognized the Santa Ana which had gone into action under the command of Alava.

    Trafalgar

    Benito Prez Galds

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