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El Capitan

[el kap-i-tan] /ɛl ˌkæp ɪˈtæn/
noun
1.
a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: precipice that rises over 3300 feet (1000 meters) above Yosemite Valley.
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  • You are capitan under my general, so this goes to you for the people of the girl he had a heart for.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The new American capitan said he was a man of value, and the lad was right.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The horses were run off last night by Juan Flores or capitan—no one knows how many.

    For the Soul of Rafael Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Would the capitan take charge of these things and deliver them?

    Bamboo Tales Ira L. Reeves
  • “Remove this man and take your orders from capitan–––” He halted, and his eyes narrowed quizzically.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • But what Indian woman would have so superb a collie as capitan?

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • “You understand at least all that a soldier need, capitan,” said Don Ruy with smiling ease.

    The Flute of the Gods Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Baba followed, and capitan; and there was no trail to show where they had left the road.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • capitan Basilio was on the threshold of immortality: he was going to behold something real, something beyond his dreams.

    The Reign of Greed Jose Rizal
  • capitan, too, bounded after Alessandro, and did not return at her call.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for capitan

El Capitan

/ɛl ˌkapɪˈtæn/
noun
1.
a mountain in E central California, in the Sierra Nevada: a monolith with a precipice rising over 1100 m (3600 ft) above the floor of the Yosemite Valley. Height: 2306 m (7564 ft)
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