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Alcántara

noun
  1. a town in W Spain: a Roman bridge spans the River Tagus. Pop: 1739 (2003 est)
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Historical Examples

  • There was a knight of Alcantara at my side, and I asked him who the lady was.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Inferior in dignity and power to both these orders was the order of Alcantara.

  • I have already given some account of the Bridge of Alcantara.

  • "No defect can be hidden from me," replied Alcantara haughtily.

    Froth

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • His pulse was quite normal, and Alcantara shook his head at his friends in denial.

    Froth

    Armando Palacio Valds