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/Spanish pɔnteˈβeðra/
a port in NW Spain: takes its name from a 12-arched Roman bridge, the Pons Vetus. Pop: 77 993 (2003 est)
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  • The ancient town of pontevedra is celebrated for the watchman's call.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • I arrived at Padron late in the evening, on my return from pontevedra and Vigo.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • It relates to the seizure of my depôts at Malaga, pontevedra, etc.

    Letters of George Borrow George Borrow
  • From Santiago we had to take an afternoon train to pontevedra, and there spend the night.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • In 1870 pontevedra numbered 107, Barcelona 98 inhabitants to the square kilometre.

    Spain Wentworth Webster
  • In 1877 it is Barcelona that numbers 108, and pontevedra 100 only.

    Spain Wentworth Webster
  • He was an enthusiastic patriot, but of course in a local sense, for he cared for no other country than pontevedra.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • Maria Josefa, who had been dancing a little way off, now came up with her partner, a lieutenant of the battalion of pontevedra.

    The Grandee

    Armando Palacio Valds
  • They were officers of the battalion of pontevedra, which, to his disgust, had recently arrived for the garrison of the town.

    The Grandee

    Armando Palacio Valds
  • At last arriving at pontevedra some kindness was shown them, and, on foot still, the whole band trudged on to Santiago.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood

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