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Santa Ana   /sˈæntə ˈɑnə/   Listen
Santa Ana

noun
1.
A strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast.
2.
Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876).  Synonyms: Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Santa Anna.
3.
A city in southern California to the east of Long Beach.
4.
A city in western El Salvador.






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"Santa Ana" Quotes from Famous Books



... phrase is General Taylor's. When Santa Ana brought up his immense army at Buena Vista, he sent a flag of truce to invite Taylor to surrender. "Tell him to go to hell," said old Rough-and-Ready. "Bliss, put that into Spanish." "Perfect Bliss," as this ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863 • Various

... Martinez Ruiz published a comedy, The Power of Love, for which I provided a prologue, and I went about with the publisher, Rodriguez Serra, through the bookshops, peddling the book. In a shop on the Plaza de Santa Ana, Rodriguez Serra asked the proprietor, not altogether ...
— Youth and Egolatry • Pio Baroja

... Admiral Dewey were on their way ashore to receive the surrender, and I therefore turned east to the Paco road. The firing ceased at this time, and on reaching this road I found nearly 1,000 Spanish troops who had retreated from Santa Ana through Paco, and coming up the Paco road had been firing on our flank. I held the commanding officers, but ordered these troops to march into the walled city. At this point, the California regiment a short time before had met some insurgents who had fired at the Spaniards ...
— The Story of the Philippines and Our New Possessions, • Murat Halstead



Words linked to "Santa Ana" :   air current, El Salvador, current of air, Salvador, metropolis, California, general, ca, Santa Anna, Golden State, wind, city, urban center, full general, Calif., Republic of El Salvador



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