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La Mancha

[lah mahn-chah] /lɑ ˈmɑn tʃɑ/
noun
1.
a plateau region in central Spain: famous as the birthplace of Don Quixote, the hero of Cervantes' novel Don Quixote de la Mancha.
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  • Perhaps he may have been caricaturing "the ingenious gentleman" of La Mancha.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • Perchance you may have encountered them in traversing the high parameras of La Mancha?

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Never the glint of lake or lagoon, far less the joyous murmur of rippling burn, rejoice eye or ear in La Mancha.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • We have animadverted upon the absence of water in La Mancha.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Where will you meet with giants in Spain, or monsters in La Mancha?

    The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Garganey also nest in large numbers on the lagoons of Daimiel in La Mancha.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • In the first chapter is a description of the Russian inns, drawn with no less graceful wit than that of the inns of La Mancha.

  • The royal province of Castile, traversed by rivers, and populous with cities, conducted him to the extensive plains of La Mancha.

  • He mistook La Mancha for a land of romance, and wandered through it as if it were an enchanted country.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
British Dictionary definitions for La Mancha

La Mancha

/Spanish la ˈmantʃa/
noun
1.
a plateau of central Spain, between the mountains of Toledo and the hills of Cuenca: traditionally associated with episodes in Don Quixote. Average height: 600 m (2000 ft)
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