[pey-kuh s, -kohs]
- a river flowing SE from N New Mexico through W Texas to the Rio Grande. 735 miles (1183 km) long.
- a town in W Texas, near the Pecos River.
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Examples from the Web for pecos
The Indians of Pecos claim to have remained neutral during that bloody massacre, and I am inclined to believe their statements.
The Pecos took the proposal under consideration, but were loth to leave the home where they had lived for so many centuries.
On one occasion the Comanches slaughtered all the "young men" of Pecos but one,—a blow from which the tribe never recovered.
Their efforts were mainly directed against the pueblo of Pecos, as the most south-easterly village exposed to their attacks.
Thus Pecos was the first "mission" in New Mexico; perhaps, also, the first place where domestic quadrupeds became introduced.
- a river in the southwestern US, rising in N central New Mexico and flowing southeast to the Rio Grande. Length: about 1180 km (735 miles)
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