"I and all the Venezuelan people salute you, deputy Abdel el Zabayar, for your dignity," president Nicolas Maduro said recently.
The el Paso brand of deterrence is just as much directed at smugglers as immigrants, if not more so.
But as the day wore on, el Comandante was visibly piqued and coughing, in crippling pain.
Previous Beltrán Leyva henchmen had nicknames like el Grande or La Barbie and were stone-faced killers.
He says he and his 78-year-old father were roughed up and robbed in a bad neighborhood near el Morro that night.
A contribution to a knowledge of the herpetological fauna of el Peten, Guatemala.
I was introduced to them, and their leader, surnamed el Dancaire, enrolled me in his gang.
He could never forget the incident of el Salado, nor cease to feel gratitude to the man who had offered to give up life for him.
She sprang off her mule, and talked some time in an undertone with el Dancaire and Garcia.
Beyond the gleaming waves he fancied he could see the jagged shore-line of el Diablo.
American English abbreviation of elevated railroad, first recorded 1906 in O. Henry.
"unit of measure of 45 inches," Old English eln, originally "forearm, length of the arm" (as a measure, anywhere from a foot and a half to two feet), from PIE *el- (1) "elbow, forearm" (cf. Greek olene "elbow," Latin ulna, Armenian uln "shoulder," Sanskrit anih "part of the leg above the knee," Lithuanian alkune "elbow").
The exact distance varied, depending on whose arm was used as the base and whether it was measured from the shoulder to the fingertip or the wrist: the Scottish ell was 37.2 inches, the Flemish 27 inches. Latin ulna also was a unit of linear measure, and cf. cubit.
Whereas shee tooke an inche of liberty before, tooke an ell afterwardes [Humfrey Gifford, "A Posie of Gilloflowers," 1580].
type of building extension, 1773, American English; so called for resemblance to the shape of the alphabet letter.