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Chihuahua  n.  An old breed of tiny short-coated dogs with protruding eyes, originating in Mexico, believed to antedate Aztec civilization.

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"Chihuahua" Quotes from Famous Books

... a youthful gambler. Here he killed a gambler, Jose Martinez, over a monte game, on an "even break," being the fraction of a second the quicker on the draw. He was already beginning to show his natural fitness as a handler of weapons. He kept up his record by appearing next at Chihuahua and robbing a few monte dealers there, killing one whom he waylaid with a new companion ...
— The Story of the Outlaw - A Study of the Western Desperado • Emerson Hough

... to assign to such hands and in such degrees as it may deem expedient, with a view to create homogeneous States; that the same influences which moulded Minnesota into a State homogeneous to Massachusetts might operate on Cuba, or Sonora and Chihuahua, without avail; and that to various districts the various methods should be applied which a father would employ to secure the obedience ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 3, No. 19, May, 1859 • Various

... carried thither rich ventures in fancy wares from New Orleans; and Spanish dons from the wealthy cities of Central Mexico, and from the splendid homes of Chihuahua, came there to buy. And from the villages of Connecticut, and the woods of Tennessee, and the lagoons of Mississippi, adventurous Americans entered the Texan territory at Nacogdoches. They went through the land, buying horses ...
— Remember the Alamo • Amelia E. Barr

... to further my plans—I hurried back to the United States to organise the undertaking. My plan was to enter, at some convenient point in the State of Sonora, Mexico, that great and mysterious mountain range called the Sierra Madre, cross it to the famous ruins of Casas Grandes in the State of Chihuahua, and then to explore the range southward as extensively as my ...
— Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) • Carl Lumholtz

... recommendation contained in my last annual message that authority may be given to the President to establish one or more temporary military posts across the Mexican line in Sonora and Chihuahua, where these may be necessary to protect the lives and property of American and Mexican citizens against the incursions and depredations of the Indians, as well as of lawless rovers, on that remote region. The establishment of one such post at ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... sailor boy, or clerk, or passenger, and refusing to return, had become a mule-driver in the mines of cinnabar, and there had remained for years in nearly heathen solitude, until once he arrived overland in Arkansas with a train from Chihuahua, the whole of it, as was said, laden with silver treasure, and his own property. He had been disappointed in love, and had no one to leave his riches to. This was the story told by Reverend ...
— Bohemian Days - Three American Tales • Geo. Alfred Townsend

... August 31, 1909) listed, without comment, under Sylvilagus audubonii cedrophilus Nelson, a skin with skull inside (Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 5419, [female] adult or sub-adult) from San Diego, Chihuahua, Mexico. We locate San Diego approximately 230 miles south and 60 miles east of El Paso, Texas. Thus, the specimen is from near the center of the geographic range of Sylvilagus audubonii minor. With the permission of Mr. G.G. Goodwin of the American Museum ...
— Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of Some North American Rabbits • E. Raymond Hall

Words linked to "Chihuahua" :   metropolis, urban center, province, city

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