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Masaya

[mah-sah-yah] /mɑˈsɑ yɑ/
noun
1.
a city in SW Nicaragua.
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  • Half-way down its sides lies the Lake of Masaya, imprisoned within its walls of adamant.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • To the south lies the lava desert, well named "the Hell of Masaya," barring the road from Granada.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • It was acted in the Mangue tongue at Masaya as late as 1822, but the text is, unfortunately, lost.

  • At the head of only eight hundred men he rode out of Granada, on the morning of October 11th, and took the high road for Masaya.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • Four hundred of them had fallen in the battle of Masaya, and an equally large number was supposed to have perished before Granada.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • By ten o'clock at night they halted near the suburbs of Masaya, threw out pickets, and went into camp.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • Before the filibusters' bivouac lay the Lake of Masaya, reflecting the watch-fires of the town.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • Masaya had not been taken, but Walker had achieved a greater victory and inflicted a heavy loss upon the allies.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • The severe punishment inflicted on the allies at Masaya and Granada had the effect of keeping them for a time in check.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche

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