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[lid-ee-uh; Spanish lee-th yah] /ˈlɪd i ə; Spanish ˈli ðyɑ/
noun, plural lidias
[lid-ee-uh z; Spanish lee-th yahs] /ˈlɪd i əz; Spanish ˈli ðyɑs/ (Show IPA)
(in bullfighting) one section of a corrida, comprising the action that takes place from the entrance of the bull to the time it is killed and dragged from the arena by mules.
Origin of lidia
1890-95; < Spanish: bullfight Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • lidia, or as they called her Lida, talked more to Byelokurov than to me.

  • Margaret and lidia are out all the time and continually wetting both feet and all over.

    William Clayton's Journal William Clayton
  • Rumours have reached me that lidia Stahievna is going to be married par depit.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • I come not to be thank'd, sir, for the speedy Performance of my promise touching lidia: It is effected.

  • From that I understood that, like lidia Ivanovna's husband, the former artillery officer was an exile.

    Our Little Cossack Cousin F. A. Postnikov
  • In these early days of the sport, the tournament, or lidia, was celebrated in the largest plaza of the towns.

    The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
  • lidia was a teacher in the Zemstvo school in her own village, and received a salary of twenty-five roubles a month.

  • lidia is the inversion of Francesca; for her sin was, not compliance with the impulses of nature, but unkindness to her lover.

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