Escurial


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Escurial: Escorial

Escurial

(ɛˌskjʊərɪˈɑːl; ɛˈskjʊərɪəl)
n
(Placename) a variant of Escorial

Es•co•ri•al

(ɛˈskɔr i əl, -ˈskoʊr-)

n.
a building in central Spain, 27 miles (43 km) NW of Madrid, containing a monastery, palace, church, and mausoleum of the Spanish sovereigns: erected 1563–84.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
For it is strange to see, now in Europe, such huge buildings as the Vatican and Escurial and some others be, and yet scarce a very fair room in them.
No house, though it were the Tuileries or the Escurial, is good for anything without a master.
1733 Spain and France sign the Treaty of Escurial and form an alliance against England.
Luego, por no volver por las Navas y el Escurial, que es desesperado camino, dimos Alvaro Lopez y yo en venir por Segovia, donde truchas y Sanchez nos hicieron detener hasta acabar El mayor imposible, que asi se llama una comedia que le escribi, si no lo fue el poderlo hacer con la mayor cantidad de pulgas que desde las plagas de Egipto ha visto el mundo.
Il a appris a botter la balle dans les rues du village Escurial (60 km au nord de Madrid) avant de debarquer au club catalan.
Es llamativo que en el pleito que enfrenta a Medellin y la Mesta a principios del siglo XVI aparezca un importante numero de testigos de los terminos comarcanos de Merida, Alange, Magacela y Montanchez y de la aldea limitrofe de Escurial (72).
When we went out beyond the Escurial, He stuck himself upon my sword and died Like a dragonfly upon a pin--but still He was proud and bold, and stern of spirit .
Centenario del unico milagro del mundo, San Lorenzo del Escurial .
Il dit: [beaucoup moins que]Dans mon quartier, au centre ville, boulevard El Amir Abdelkader, il existait, au moins, le cinema Escurial.
The mention of that country sets off a series of vivid images in Hans' mind: "Inquisition, stiff ruff, Loyola, the Escurial.
que le remitiese al Escurial con el fin de reconocer los manuscritos goticos y arabigos de la Libreria" (Sarmiento, Catalogo de los pliegos, 5).
lt;<It was the misfortune of Quevedo to enter into the service of his country when the sceptre of Spain and the Indies was swayed by the feeble successor of the detestable Philip II, who, after a long reign, distinguished by military expeditions that desolated his country, and polluted by crimes that merit the execration of mankind, expired in the Escurial, leaving his enemies victorious, and his people impoverished>> (I, XIX).