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Chapultepec

[chuh-puhl-tuh-pek; Spanish chah-pool-te-pek] /tʃəˈpʌl təˌpɛk; Spanish tʃɑˌpul tɛˈpɛk/
noun
1.
a fortress and military school at the outskirts of Mexico City: captured by U.S. forces (1847) in the Mexican War; now a park.
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  • It is that of Dolores, on the hillside southwest of Tacubaya, just beyond Chapultepec.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Soon after another from the military college of Chapultepec!

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • At last the Mexicans, all but 700, retreated to Chapultepec.

  • Except as an outpost to Chapultepec, the position had no value.

  • The Americans have stormed Chapultepec, and the city is at their mercy.

    Ahead of the Army W. O. Stoddard
  • Fig. 50 is Chapultepec, 'hill of the locust or grasshopper.'

  • Madame Calderon loved to wander under the cypresses of Chapultepec.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • The taking of Chapultepec was practically the end of the war.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • Here they stopped and named the place Chapultepec, which means the Hill of the Grasshopper.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • This was nearly one hundred years after they had been driven from Chapultepec.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale

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