- a city in E Spain, N of Valencia: besieged by Hannibal 219–218 b.c.
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The dry fields off there near Sagunto reminded him of an inferno of drought, from which he fortunately had liberated himself.
And there was the castle of Sagunto, its wavy ramparts curling up and down along the summit of the ridge of caramel brown.Mayflower (Flor de mayo)
Vicente Blasco Ibez
When this ship crashed and filled and went down, the Sagunto was lying, after a terrible buffeting, within a safe harbor.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast
Samuel Adams Drake
This town is no longer in existence, but a small rancheria called Tilyrpan was founded in 1906 nearer to Sagunto.The Manbos of Mindano
John M. Garvan
When he first became acquainted with his wife, he was a millhand in the neighbourhood of Sagunto.
- an industrial town in E Spain, near Valencia: allied to Rome and made a heroic resistance to the Carthaginian attack led by Hannibal (219–218 bc). Pop: 58 287 (2003 est)Ancient name: Saguntum (səˈɡuːntəm)