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Altamira

[al-tuh-meer-uh; Spanish ahl-tah-mee-rah] /ˌæl təˈmɪər ə; Spanish ˌɑl tɑˈmi rɑ/
noun
1.
a cave in northern Spain, near Santander, noted for its Upper Paleolithic polychrome paintings of bison, deer, and pigs.
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  • Altamira looked at her in astonishment; but Julien did not deign to look at her.

  • She realized that Altamira had not felt allured, and was piqued by his departure.

  • Mathilde's expression made fun a little of Altamira and M. de Croisenois, but she listened to him with pleasure.

  • "He is talking to comte Altamira who was sentenced to death," said Mathilde to herself.

  • "Do you know the comte Altamira," she said to M. de Croisenois.

  • Julien came back to where she was, still talking to Altamira.

  • The abb Pirard will never let me finish my first sentence, while the comte Altamira will propose enlisting me in some conspiracy.

  • An excellent example is the cave at Altamira in northern Spain.

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  • "Altamira informs me you are one of us," said Don Diego, whose demeanour was growing graver and graver to Julien as he went out.

  • This subspecies has been reported previously from Tamaulipas only from Altamira.

British Dictionary definitions for Altamira

Altamira

/Spanish altaˈmira/
noun
1.
a cave in N Spain, SW of Santander, noted for Old Stone Age wall drawings
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