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rambla

[rahm-bluh] /ˈrɑm blə/
noun
1.
a dry ravine.
Origin of rambla
1820-1830
1820-30; < Spanish < Arabic ramlah
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  • When northern skies are gloomiest, and fogs are daily fare, the rambla is at its best.

    The Mediterranean T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • In the rambla you might almost fancy yourself on a Paris boulevard.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • In the afternoons, if the rambla gained a charm it also lost one.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • He sauntered up to the very end of the rambla past the ice-cream kiosque.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • The populace of Barcelona walked the rambla under the great globes of electric light.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • The wise traveller will elect to live on the rambla, but to spend his time in the old town.

    The Mediterranean T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • In the afternoons the rambla was crowded with people, strolling to and fro under the shadow of the trees.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • Such is Cipriani of that name, who has now left the rambla and is wandering along the deserted pier.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
  • They dined at a French restaurant in the rambla, where they did not go hungry for the want of a language.

  • But the time to visit the rambla is just before night on a pleasant day, when it is crowded with people.

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