- a hill or ridge having a broad top.
Origin of loma
1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish, akin to lomo back, ridge, loin
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Examples from the Web for loma
A few minutes later, the two injured officers were flown by helicopter out of the area to Loma Linda University Medical Center.How Christopher Dorner Went Down
February 14, 2013
On Oct. 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck while Lewis sat behind the bars of his prison cell.Who Murdered a California Hero?
June 15, 2010
The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 demonstrated a wide range of effects.Earthquakes
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From the top of the Loma de Candela, a beautiful view of the valley below spreads out towards the south.The History of Cuba, vol. 5
Willis Fletcher Johnson
At Loma Prieta the earthquake caused a mine house to slip down the side of a mountain, ten men being buried in the ruins.The San Francisco Calamity
A few days later, in an amethyst sea, off the green slopes of Loma point, the Renown cast anchor.Down Under With the Prince
The royal army is ready for action, and the patriots occupy the heights of Loma Blanca, overlooking the plains of the Maip.