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Nazca

or Nas·ca

[nahs-kah, -kuh]
adjective
  1. of or relating to a pre-Incan culture of SW Peru, dating from c200 b.c., characterized by polychrome pottery and the employment of irrigation techniques in agriculture.
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  • He had left Zandovar that morning for Nazca, a small seaport in Peru.

    The Dreadnought of the Air

    Percy F. Westerman

  • This technique is known from the earliest periods on the coast in the so-called patchworks from Nazca Valley graves.

  • In two Chincha plain-weave cloths, as in the Nazca patchworks, the warps of two colors meet on the skeleton weft.

  • Slowly the "Meteor" descended, alighting on the south side of the town of Nazca.

    The Dreadnought of the Air

    Percy F. Westerman

  • "All strangers arriving at Nazca are known to us, seor," said the portly alcalde.

    The Dreadnought of the Air

    Percy F. Westerman