La Mancha


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La Man·cha

 (lä män′chə)
A region of south-central Spain. The high, mostly barren plateau is the setting for Cervantes's Don Quixote.

La Mancha

(Spanish la ˈmantʃa)
n
(Placename) 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)

La Man•cha

(lɑ ˈmɑn tʃə)
n.
a plateau region in central Spain.
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In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
Recollecting, however, that the valiant Amadis was not content to call himself curtly Amadis and nothing more, but added the name of his kingdom and country to make it famous, and called himself Amadis of Gaul, he, like a good knight, resolved to add on the name of his, and to style himself Don Quixote of La Mancha, whereby, he considered, he described accurately his origin and country, and did honour to it in taking his surname from it.
As he said to himself, "If, for my sins, or by my good fortune, I come across some giant hereabouts, a common occurrence with knights-errant, and overthrow him in one onslaught, or cleave him asunder to the waist, or, in short, vanquish and subdue him, will it not be well to have some one I may send him to as a present, that he may come in and fall on his knees before my sweet lady, and in a humble, submissive voice say, 'I am the giant Caraculiambro, lord of the island of Malindrania, vanquished in single combat by the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, who has commanded me to present myself before your Grace, that your Highness dispose of me at your pleasure'?
He who starts on a deliberate quest of adventure goes forth but to gather dead-sea fruit, unless, indeed, he be beloved of the gods and great amongst heroes, like that most excellent cavalier Don Quixote de la Mancha.
I do not think I cared as much as some of the other boys for the 'Arabian Nights' or 'Robinson Crusoe,' but when it came to the 'Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha,' I was not only first, I was sole.
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The La Mancha Group, an international gold producer, is pleased to announce the appointment of its new management team, joining Sebastien de Montessus who was appointed as President and CEO of the Group in August 2012.
South of Madrid is La Mancha, Valencia, Malaga and Ribero del Guadiana.
Waitrose has a super red from a great region in Spain, the Anciano Tempranillo 2003 Gran Reserva Valdepe[+ or -]as La Mancha, on sale at pounds 5.
Las comunidades agrarias de la Edad del Bronce en la Mancha Oriental (Bibliotheca Praehistorica Hispana XXV).
Written in 1605, the novel tells of the adventures of a retired gentleman from the la Mancha region who is obsessed with chivalrous ideas.
Perth based base metals explorer Empire Resources Limited (ASX:ERL) (PINK:ERSO) has entered into an option agreement to purchase an interest in three granted exploration licences and two granted prospecting licences held by La Mancha Resources Australia surrounding the Company's advanced Yuinmery copper - gold resource project in Western Australia.