For months he had made up his mind to have her for his wife—long before their forced flight into the llano Estacado.
It is mid-day, as filing up the pass, they reach the higher level of the llano.
On the 12th of March, we ascended upon the celebrated llano Estacado, and continued along its borders for a few days.
They were formed after the Tertiary rocks of the llano were laid down.
They seemed to be moving northward, along the level meadows that stretched between the butte and the llano Estacado.
Clouds of men from every point were sweeping across the llano toward the town.
The little party had escaped a wait of a month in the drenching heat of llano by the narrow margin of an hour.
The llano had appeared to them in its grandiose majesty, and a cry of delight had burst from breasts so long oppressed by fear.
At night, as you know, we might be lost on the llano, and the wicked wolves eat us both up.
From there he beheld an overpowering force, advancing diagonally across the llano below.
1610s, American Spanish, "prairie," from Spanish llano "plain, even, level, smooth," ultimately from Latin planum "plain," from planus "smooth" (see plane (n.1)). Hence, llanero "a Latin-American cowboy" (1819), literally "plainsman."