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San Jose   /sæn hˌoʊzˈeɪ/   Listen
San Jose

A city in western California located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay to the south of San Francisco; a center for computer and electronics industries.
The capital and largest city of Costa Rica.  Synonym: capital of Costa Rica.

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"San Jose" Quotes from Famous Books

... that, as Rome, Syracuse, Palmyra, Utica, so the devout Spanish explorer named the places where he halted by the name of the saint whose name was on the church calendar for that day. And we have San Diego (St. James), San Juan (St. John), San Luis, San Jose, San Pedro, Santa Inez, Santa Maria, Santa Clara, and, best of all, Santa Barbara, to which town we ...
— A Truthful Woman in Southern California • Kate Sanborn

... California and over the Sierra Nevada to Great Salt Lake. In 1827, with another party, Smith went over the same ground to the lower Colorado, where the Indians killed ten of his men and stole his property. With two companions Smith walked to San Jose, where the Mexicans seized him. At Monterey (mon-te-r) an American ship captain secured his release, and with a new band of followers Smith went to a fork of the Sacramento River. While Smith and his party were in Oregon ...
— A Brief History of the United States • John Bach McMaster

... this little bisness, he's known as a crook from Benicia right to San Jose. The bay stinks with him and his doin's; settin' Chinese sturgeon lines, Captain Mike said he was, and all but nailed, smugglin' and playin' up to the Greeks, and worse. The Bayside's hungry to catch him an' stuff him in the penitentiary, and he hasn't no friends. I'm no saint, ...
— Great Sea Stories • Various

... need not pause with the other four hundred and more insect citizens of the apple-tree. Some of them, as the San Jose scale, are not peculiarly apple-tree insects. My tree has another crew of inhabitants, and to this company we may ...
— The Apple-Tree - The Open Country Books—No. 1 • L. H. Bailey

... Guayquerias." The Indians of the two canoes we had met had left the port of Cumana during the night. They were going in search of timber to the forests of cedar (Cedrela odorata, Linn.), which extend from Cape San Jose to beyond the mouth of Rio Carupano. They gave us some fresh cocoa-nuts, and very beautifully coloured fish of the Chaetodon genus. What riches to our eyes were contained in the canoes of these poor Indians! Broad spreading leaves of Vijao* (* Heliconia ...
— Equinoctial Regions of America • Alexander von Humboldt

... blank. After that a hut or two, and then probably an excellent, roomy, handsome family mansion. Taken altogether, Washington as a city is most unsatisfactory, and falls more grievously short of the thing attempted than any other of the great undertakings of which I have seen anything in the States. San Jose, the capital of the republic of Costa Rica, in Central America, has been prepared and arranged as a new city in the same way. But even San Jose comes nearer to what ...
— Volume 2 • Anthony Trollope

... indeed, "local option" is the commonest form of Referendum. In California any city with more than 10,000 inhabitants may frame a charter for its own government, which, however, must be approved by the legislature. Under this law Stockton, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Oakland have acquired new charters. In the state of Washington, cities of 20,000 may make their own charters without the legislature having any power of veto. Largely, then, such ...
— Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum • James W. Sullivan

... as many of the party reported, that the bay was filled up with sand. Keener still was his grief when Portola, after looking over the supply of food, announced that unless the ship San Antonio or the sloop San Jose arrived by a certain date with provisions, they would have to abandon Upper California ...
— History of California • Helen Elliott Bandini

... leaving Iloilo, made his will, endowing the Jesuit college at Manila with two thousand pesos of income; and directed that in case his daughters should die their inheritance should pass to that college of San Jose" (Montero y Vidal's Pirateria en ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume IX, 1593-1597 • E. H. Blair

... moaning with grief, had tossed all night on her hard bed of matting and her harder pillow of hollowed wood. Even the familiar raucous sounds of early morning in the Chinese quarter of San Jose, remindful of that far-distant country which held all of her heart not lying dead under Christian sod, failed to lighten the burden which sat upon her. She saw the morning sun push its way through a sea of amber and ...
— The Ape, the Idiot & Other People • W. C. Morrow

... San Jose, the Prettiest Place in the State, Wrecked by Quake—State Insane Asylum Collapsed and Buried Many Patients Beneath the Crumbled Walls—Enormous ...
— Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror • Richard Linthicum

... reached the point where the Seripiqui, a river coming down from the interior of Costa Rica, joins the San Juan about thirty miles above Greytown. The Seripiqui is navigable by canoes for about twenty miles from this point, and then commences a rough mountain mule-track to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. We paddled on all the afternoon with little change in the river. At eight we anchored for the night, and although it rained heavily again, I was better prepared for it, and, coiling myself up under an umbrella beneath ...
— The Naturalist in Nicaragua • Thomas Belt

... set out again for California by the previous route, and in 1827 reached the San Jose mission. Here he was arrested by the Spanish authorities and sent under guard to Monterey, where another Yankee skipper secured his release. Wintering once more in California, this time on the American Fork, ...
— Rise of the New West, 1819-1829 - Volume 14 in the series American Nation: A History • Frederick Jackson Turner

... because, while my back was turned for a single moment, he developed another atrocious trait of his most remarkable character. He tried to eat little Augustus Maltravers Jackson, the "humble" but interesting offspring of Hon. J. Belvidere Jackson, a wealthy barber from San Jose. It would have been a comfort to me to leave the infant to his fate, but I did not feel able to ...
— The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X) • Various

... that's 'San Jose Joe.'" I run to the rail. "You know! the huge old shark all covered with ...
— Under the Southern Cross • Elizabeth Robins

Words linked to "San Jose" :   Golden State, metropolis, national capital, Costa Rica, California, Calif., city, Republic of Costa Rica, ca, urban center

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