Origin of savanna
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Check out a clip from this exclusive interview with SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace at the 2014 Savannah Film Festival.Who Is Joe Manganiello? Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé on the Value of Hard Work|The Daily Beast Video|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He was talking about getting rid of Savannah two weeks off her maternity leave,” says the NBC News type.
In Savannah, Georgia, a yard bull busted him “for being a suspicious character with no visible means of support.”The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few years after his first guitar-shop venture, he migrated to just outside Savannah, and launched Randy Wood Guitars.
At 9am, Matt and Savannah disappeared, just as they do every morning back on Rockefeller Plaza.
At last I could try no more; they were all dead like mother; I had chased the false water on the savannah.Green Mansions|W. H. Hudson
I am just back from Savannah after an absence of twenty days, and return thither to commence operations in November next.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
There were rumors among us that Buell had arrived at Savannah; but no one seemed to feel certain that it was so.Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment|Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson
In what capacity were you acting just prior to the time you embarked on board the Savannah?
In 1819, the Savannah was the first steamboat to cross the Atlantic ocean.The Hand of Providence|J. H. Ward
Word Origin for savanna
also savanna, "treeless plain," 1550s, from Spanish sabana, earlier zavana "treeless plain," from Taino (Arawakan) zabana. In U.S. use, especially in Florida, "a tract of low-lying marshy ground" (1670s).
port city in U.S. state of Georgia, from savana, name applied to the Native Americans in the area by early European explorers, perhaps from a self-designation of the Shawnee Indians, or from the European topographical term (see savannah).
A tropical land mass of grassland and scattered trees.