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Trujillo

[troo-hee-oh; Spanish troo-hee-yaw] /truˈhi oʊ; Spanish truˈhi yɔ/
noun
1.
Rafael Leonidas
[raf-ey-el lee-on-i-duh s;; Spanish rah-fah-el le-aw-nee-th ahs] /ˈræf eɪˌɛl liˈɒn ɪ dəs;; Spanish ˌrɑ fɑˈɛl ˌlɛ ɔˈni ðɑs/ (Show IPA),
(Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina) 1891–1961, Dominican general and politician: president 1930–38, 1942–52.
2.
a seaport in NW Peru.
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  • I had tried once more for Trujillo, and been forced to put back for repairs.

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  • “That is Trujillo,” said Antonio, who had not spoken for a long time.

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  • Our plans had been to go to Trujillo, the birthplace of Pizarro.

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  • He was later called to take charge of the See of Trujillo, Peru.

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  • It was through Mr. Trujillo that these springs and several additional Topanga Culture sites were found.

  • Walker answered that he had made Trujillo a free port, and that Great Britain's claims no longer existed.

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  • Within a day after his landing at Ruatan, Walker had crossed to the mainland and captured the important seaport of Trujillo.

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  • Walker answered that as he had made Trujillo a free port, the British claims were no longer valid.

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  • Sergeant Trujillo, you and your fellow service men and women not only saved innocent lives; you set a nation free.

British Dictionary definitions for Trujillo

Trujillo1

/Spanish truˈxijo/
noun
1.
a city in NW Peru: founded 1535; university (1824); centre of a district producing rice and sugar cane. Pop: 686 000 (2005 est)

Trujillo2

/Spanish truˈxijo/
noun
1.
Rafael (Léonidas) (ˌrafaˈel), original name Rafael Léonidas Trujillo Molina. 1891–1961, Dominican dictator, who governed the Dominican Republic (1930–61) with the help of a powerful police force: assassinated
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