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Cartagena

[kahr-tuh-jee-nuh; Spanish kahr-tah-he-nah]
noun
  1. a seaport in SE Spain.
  2. a seaport in N Colombia.
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  • East and north of Cartagena lies the mainland, which may be left out of account.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Nevertheless, it was to Cartagena that they sailed in the middle of March.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • After all, there would be a deal of treasure still hidden in Cartagena.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Your books show the spoil of Cartagena to amount to some ten million livres.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • But when the next dawn broke over Cartagena, they had the explanation of it.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for cartagena

Cartagena

noun
  1. a port in NW Colombia, on the Caribbean: centre for the Inquisition and the slave trade in the 16th century; chief oil port of Colombia. Pop: 1 002 000 (2005 est)
  2. a port in SE Spain, on the Mediterranean: important since Carthaginian and Roman times for its minerals. Pop: 194 203 (2003 est)
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