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rambla

[rahm-bluh] /ˈrɑm blə/
noun
1.
a dry ravine.
Origin of rambla
1820-1830
1820-30; < Spanish < Arabic ramlah
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  • Then came a visit to the rambla, sad and deserted under the grey sky.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau
  • In the afternoons, if the rambla gained a charm it also lost one.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • In the rambla you might almost fancy yourself on a Paris boulevard.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • He sauntered up to the very end of the rambla past the ice-cream kiosque.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • When northern skies are gloomiest, and fogs are daily fare, the rambla is at its best.

    The Mediterranean

    T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • The wise traveller will elect to live on the rambla, but to spend his time in the old town.

    The Mediterranean

    T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • Montemayor and Fernan Nuez, both within six miles of rambla.

  • Such is Cipriani of that name, who has now left the rambla and is wandering along the deserted pier.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
  • Yet it was on the rambla, and the next morning we awoke to the well-known cries of Barcelona, the old familiar scene.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • In the afternoons the rambla was crowded with people, strolling to and fro under the shadow of the trees.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood

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