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Alamo   /ˈæləmoʊ/   Listen
Alamo

noun
1.
A siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico.






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"Alamo" Quotes from Famous Books



... visit has awakened in me quite an interest in your State which I fear I have not given the attention it deserves. There are many historical and otherwise interesting places that you have revived in my recollection—the Alamo, where Davy Jones fell; Goliad, Sam Houston's surrender to Montezuma, the petrified boom found near Austin, five-cent cotton and the Siamese Democratic platform born in Dallas. I should so much like to see the gals in Galveston, and go to the wake in Waco. I am glad I ...
— Rolling Stones • O. Henry

... which followed the death of Wright and Currey, six other men were killed and fifteen severely wounded. Bowie was a noted duellist {254} in his day, and died heroically in the famous siege of the Alamo[2]. ...
— South American Fights and Fighters - And Other Tales of Adventure • Cyrus Townsend Brady

... New has almost obliterated the Old, and little remains except its pretty green river, its picturesque bridges, and the historic Alamo, to mark it from other ...
— Vanished Arizona - Recollections of the Army Life by a New England Woman • Martha Summerhayes



Words linked to "Alamo" :   besieging, butchery, massacre, slaughter, beleaguering, siege, carnage, San Antonio, mass murder, military blockade



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