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San Cristóbal

[sahng kree-staw-vahl] /ˌsɑŋ kriˈstɔ vɑl/
noun
1.
a city in SW Venezuela.
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  • I shall provide the figurehead for the san cristobal myself.

  • He had been upon the san cristobal and I remembered him well.

  • Bale her dry, and then look out for the red light at san cristobal.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • Our arrieros had contracted only to this point from san cristobal.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • The market-place of san cristobal is characteristically indian.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • san cristobal was some distance off; a small town with a good harbor, where there was a foundry and a coaling wharf.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • North as well as south of san cristobal (as the village was generally called) the country had the same garden-like aspect.

    Mr. Fortescue

    William Westall
  • We have recently had the “colorum,” with headquarters on Mt. san cristobal, an extinct volcano.

  • The pinspo-forests of san cristobal present one of the most striking mountain-landscapes in Andalucia.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Just below the highest peak, the Cumbre de san cristobal, lies a curious little alpine meadow.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for san cristobal

San Cristóbal

/Spanish saŋ kriˈstoβal/
noun
1.
an island in the Pacific, in the Galápagos Islands. Area: 505 sq km (195 sq miles) Former name Chatham Island
2.
a city in SW Venezuela: founded in 1561 by Spanish conquistadores. Pop: 395 000 (2005 est)
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