What ponce de Leon failed to find in one fell swoop, medical researchers have been chipping away at in recent years.
Nor was ponce de Leon looking for any mythical Fountain of Youth.
According to Allman: ponce de Leon did not discover Florida in 1513.
ponce, the capital, has a good many thousands of inhabitants, and some fine buildings.
San Juan and ponce are the leading seaports and centres of trade.
It's manifestly the place that ponce de Leon was striking for, but the poor fellow lost the trail.
"ponce de Leon," supplied Dorcas Jane, proud that she could pronounce it.
At this place ponce went on shore to take formal possession.
"Yet there is one ponce de Leon to finish these," said Evaristo, running off.
ponce de Leon, returning to Florida, the land he had discovered, received his death-wound from an Indian arrow.
slang term, chiefly British, 1872, originally "a pimp, a man supported by women" (pouncey in same sense is attested from 1861), of unknown origin, perhaps from French pensionnaire "boarder, lodger, person living without working." Meaning "male homosexual" first attested 1932 in Auden [OED]. Also as a verb. Related: Poncey.
A pimp, or any man supported by a woman (1872+ chiefly British)
: He quit work and took to poncing
[origin unknown; perhaps fr French pensionnaire, ''boarder, lodger, person living without working'']