Patos

[ pat-uhs; Portuguese pah-toos ]
/ ˈpæt əs; Portuguese ˈpɑ tʊs /

noun

La·go·a dos [luh-gaw-uhdoos], /ləˈgɔ ə dʊs/, a lagoon on the Atlantic Coast in SE Brazil: Pôrto Alegre is on the lagoon. About 150 miles (240 km) long and 30 miles (48 km) wide.

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Example sentences from the Web for Patos

  • The Patos Mountains, across the valley, seemed so close that one might lay his hand upon them.

    Heart's Desire|Emerson Hough
  • One day a fine young fellow named Magesa, a chief's son of the Patos tribe, came to me, pulling a long face.

    Ten Years in India|W.J.D. Gould
  • His principal hacienda was at Patos, but he had others, as at Parras and Bonanza.

    The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • We dropped in here, across the Patos, to get a couple of men or so.

    Heart's Desire|Emerson Hough