a dry ravine.

Origin of rambla

1820–30; < Spanish < Arabic ramlah
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Examples from the Web for rambla

Historical Examples of rambla

  • Then came a visit to the Rambla, sad and deserted under the grey sky.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau

  • In the Rambla you might almost fancy yourself on a Paris boulevard.

    Glories of Spain

    Charles W. Wood

  • In the afternoons, if the Rambla gained a charm it also lost one.

    Glories of Spain

    Charles W. Wood

  • He sauntered up to the very end of the Rambla past the ice-cream kiosque.

    The Summons

    A.E.W. Mason

  • When northern skies are gloomiest, and fogs are daily fare, the Rambla is at its best.

    The Mediterranean

    T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths