Other definitions for Alamo (2 of 2)
a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas, besieged by Mexicans on February 23, 1836, during the Texan war for independence and taken on March 6, 1836, with its entire garrison killed.
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How to use alamo in a sentence
Last year, Los Alamos officials told Doyle that his article should never have been cleared for publication.Senior DOE Official Wants Probe Into Firing of Los Alamos Dissident | Center for Public Integrity | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
None of the others involved—Friedman and officials at Los Alamos, or their spokesmen—returned phone calls seeking comment Monday.Senior DOE Official Wants Probe Into Firing of Los Alamos Dissident | Center for Public Integrity | September 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The BSL-3 labs were originally planned for Los Alamos in 2001 and the facility to house them was built in 2003.
Los Alamos officials did not respond to several requests for an interview with an official who could discuss the case.Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda | Center for Public Integrity | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For Los Alamos employees, Clark wrote, “this is an unacceptable situation.”Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda | Center for Public Integrity | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Landing instructions are being given at Los Alamos, and the ship will presumably land around midnight tonight.The Delegate from Venus | Henry Slesar
The town of St. Georges dos Alamos is situated in the same government, and has a regular fortress.The History of the Revolutions of Portugal | Abb Vertot
It was only a few minutes past ten when they arrived at the air base at Los Alamos.The Delegate from Venus | Henry Slesar
A betting pool was also started by scientists at Los Alamos on the possible yield of the Trinity test.Trinity [Atomic Test] Site | The National Atomic Museum
Like Alamos, Atla-Hi has the reputation for being a mysteriously dangerous place.The Night of the Long Knives | Fritz Reuter Leiber
British Dictionary definitions for Alamo
the Alamo a mission in San Antonio, Texas, the site of a siege and massacre in 1836 by Mexican forces under Santa Anna of a handful of American rebels fighting for Texan independence from Mexico
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Cultural definitions for Alamo
A fort, once a chapel, in San Antonio, Texas, where a group of Americans made a heroic stand against a much larger Mexican force in 1836, during the war for Texan independence from Mexico. The Mexicans, under General Santa Anna, besieged the Alamo and eventually killed all of the defenders, including Davy Crockett.
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