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Alcazar  n.  A fortress; also, a royal palace.

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"Alcazar" Quotes from Famous Books

... man did not storm the doors of the Alcazar. No; at Madrid he went quietly to work copying Titians in the gallery, and incidentally painting portraits—Royalty must come to him. He had faith in his power: he could wait. His wife knew the Court would call him—he knew it, too—the Court ...
— Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 6 - Subtitle: Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists • Elbert Hubbard

... Saturday 4th.—Out early, sketching at the Alcazar. After breakfast it set in a day of rain, and I was reduced to wander about the galleries overlooking the 'patio.' Nothing so dreary and out of character as a rainy day in Spain. Whilst occupied in moralising over the dripping water-spouts, ...
— George Borrow and His Circle - Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of - Borrow And His Friends • Clement King Shorter

... anchurosa cuadra 20 Del alcazar de Toledo, Cuyas paredes adornan Ricos tapices flamencos, Al lado de una gran mesa, Que cubre de terciopelo 25 Napolitano tapete Con borlones de oro y flecos; Ante un sillon de respaldo page 63 Que entre bordado arabesco Los timbres de Espana ostenta Y el aguila del imperio, De pie estaba ...
— Modern Spanish Lyrics • Various

... O'Donnel pointed out the Alcazar of many vicissitudes, long since turned into a military academy, which has made Toledo to Spain what Woolwich is to England. "There your father and I went to school," said he. "I come every year or two, and wander about ...
— The Car of Destiny • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... prince who had been deprived of his estates. Having disembarked upon the shores of Morocco at the head of twenty thousand men, this young prince was killed and his army cut to pieces at the battle of Alcazar by Muley Abdulmalek, ...
— The Art of War • Baron Henri de Jomini

... del sarao, el alcazar[1] de los reyes ofrecia un aspecto singular. En los anchurosos patios, alrededor de inmensas hogueras, y diseminados sin orden ni concierto, se veia una abigarrada multitud de pajes, soldados, ballesteros y gente menuda, quienes, estos aderezando sus corceles y sus armas y disponiendolos para ...
— Legends, Tales and Poems • Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

... without his leave; and the King covenanted on his side to love him and honour him, and defend him to the utmost of his power. And Alimaymon ordered fair palaces to be edified for him, by the wall of the Alcazar, on the outer part, that the Moors of the city might do no displeasure neither to him nor to his companions: and they were hard by a garden of the King's, that he might go out and disport himself therein whensoever it pleased him. And for these things King Don Alfonso ...
— Chronicle Of The Cid • Various

... of men, or even of animals, but the charmingly correct arches and doorways, and the delicate tracery above them intermingled with Arabic characters, give a lightness to the portals which is hardly to be found anywhere east of the Alhambra or the Sevillian Alcazar. ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878. • Various

... Gaite-Montparnasse, still comparatively liberated from the intrusion of foreign devils, and say to me if there is not something of old Paris here. Not the Superba, Fantasma Paris of Anglo-Saxon fictioneers, not the Broadwayed, Strandified, dandified Paris of the Folies-Bergere and the Alcazar, but the Paris still primitive in innocent and unbribed pleasure. And into the Bobino, its sister music hall of the common people, where the favourite Stradel and the beloved Berthe Delny, "petite poupee jolie," as she so ...
— Europe After 8:15 • H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright

... thus encamped, he went to look at the Alcazar, and see if he could by any means enter it. And the Moors offered tribute to him, if he would leave them in peace; but this he would not do, and he lay before the town. And news went through all the land that the Cid was come among them. ...
— Heroes Every Child Should Know • Hamilton Wright Mabie

... three ladies set out with their escorts for Valencia. Nine miles outside this city, the Cid met them, mounted on his steed Bavieca, which he had won from the Moors, and, joyfully embracing wife and daughters, welcomed them to Valencia, where from the top of the Alcazar he bade them view the fertile country ...
— The Book of the Epic • Helene A. Guerber

... Chatelet; but he contracted a nervous affection from the heat and glare of the footlights, which unfitted him for the stage. At this crisis Mademoiselle Ferrario, otherwise Mademoiselle Rita of the Alcazar, agreed to share his wandering fortunes. 'I could never forget the generosity of that lady,' said he. He wears trousers so tight that it has long been a problem to all who knew him how he manages to get ...
— An Inland Voyage • Robert Louis Stevenson

... the cloister, that the sound of the street could not reach, the "companion" Luna thought he heard far off, very far off, the shrill sound of a trumpet and the muffled roll of drums, then he remembered the Alcazar of Toledo, dominating the Cathedral from its height, intimidating it with the enormous mass of its towers; they were the drums and ...
— The Shadow of the Cathedral • Vicente Blasco Ibanez

... like the legitimate line of Affonso Henriques, dwindled into debility. It flickered out in Dom Sebastian, who dragged his country into a mad invasion of Morocco and vanished from human ken on the disastrous battlefield of Alcazar-Khebir. Then, for sixty years, not by conquest, but by intrigue, Portugal passed under the sway of Spain, and lost to the enemies of Spain—that is to say, to England and Holland—a large part of her colonial empire. At last, in 1640, a well-planned and daring revolution expelled the ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 21 - The Recent Days (1910-1914) • Charles F. Horne, Editor

... [60-1] Alcazar, Chrono-historia de la Prov. de Toledo, Dec. iii., Ano viii., cap. iv: Madrid, 1710. This rare work contains the only faithful copies of Father Rogel's letters extant. Mr. Shea, in his History of Catholic Missions, calls him ...
— The Myths of the New World - A Treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America • Daniel G. Brinton

... outcry, shout. alarife architect. alarmar to alarm. Alaves-a of Alava. alba dawn. albergar to lodge, harbor. alborada daybreak. alcalde justice of the peace, mayor. alcaldia office of an alcalde. alcanzar to reach, overtake, obtain. alcazar m. castle, fortress. alcoba alcove, bedroom. alcornoque m. cork-tree. alegar to allege. alegrar to rejoice. alegre merry, joyful, gay. alegria gayety, mirth. Alejandra Alexandra. alejar to remove; vr. to go off. aletargar vr. ...
— Novelas Cortas • Pedro Antonio de Alarcon

... under King Yusef came from Morocco, fifty thousand strong, to retake the city, the Cid was not at all alarmed. As soon as the Moors had encamped before Valencia, the Cid led his wife and daughter up into the tower of the Alcazar. They raised their eyes, and saw the thousands of ...
— With Spurs of Gold - Heroes of Chivalry and their Deeds • Frances Nimmo Greene

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