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Cárdenas

[kahr-th e-nahs] /ˈkɑr ðɛˌnɑs/
noun
1.
Lázaro
[lah-sah-raw] /ˈlɑ sɑˌrɔ/ (Show IPA),
1895–1970, Mexican general and political reformer: president 1934–40.
2.
a seaport in NW Cuba.
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  • We arrived at cardenas after a week's voyage, and stopped there a day to recruit.

  • On the morning of the 19th of May, a landing was effected at cardenas.

  • Lopez saw that the capture of cardenas was a barren victory.

    By-Ways of War

    James Jeffrey Roche
  • In the exhibition of scenes like this, the bay of cardenas was not alone, or singular.

  • cardenas is a seaport on the north coast about 135 miles east of Havana.

    Cuba Arthur D. Hall
  • cardenas, called the "American City," 26;its population, 192 (in note).

    Cuba Past and Present Richard Davey
  • It was done while the fight was going on in cardenas harbor.

  • In silence cardenas complied with his request, and then retired, accompanied by his retinue.

    South America W. H. Koebel
  • cardenas, in fact, showed himself upon occasions hysterical and wayward to a point which was absolutely childish.

    South America W. H. Koebel
  • The unfortunate troops of cardenas found no use for their cords, since, totally defeated, they fled in haste.

    South America W. H. Koebel
British Dictionary definitions for cardenas

Cárdenas

/Spanish ˈkarðenas/
noun
1.
Lázaro (ˈlaθaro). 1895–1970, Mexican statesman and general; president of Mexico (1934–40)
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