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Mer·ced

 (mər-sĕd′)
A city of central California in the San Joaquin Valley northwest of Fresno. It is near the Merced River, which rises in the Sierra Nevada and flows about 240 km (150 mi) west through Yosemite Valley to the San Joaquin River.

Mer•ced

(mərˈsɛd)

n.
a city in central California. 50,270.
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True, Dantes, I forgot that there was at the Catalans some one who expects you no less impatiently than your father -- the lovely Mercedes.
Morrel, I thank you in the name of my father and of Mercedes.
Go to your father: go and see Mercedes, and afterwards come to me.
Maria de los Mercedes, Maria del Pilar, Maria de la Concepcion, Maria del Rosario.
I intended to proceed to Colonia del Sacramiento, situated on the northern bank of the Plata and opposite to Buenos Ayres, and thence, following up the Uruguay, to the village of Mercedes on the Rio Negro (one of the many rivers of this name in South America), and from this point to return direct to Monte Video.
In the evening we proceeded on our road towards Mercedes on the Rio Negro.
Mercedes continually fluttered in the way of her men and kept up an unbroken chattering of remonstrance and advice.
cried Mercedes, throwing up her hands in dainty dismay.
But Mercedes interfered, crying, "Oh, Hal, you mustn't," as she caught hold of the whip and wrenched it from him.
Tis a queer thing, this love of men," Mercedes said.
It was on another day that Mercedes Higgins nodded, half to Saxon, and half to the dainty women's things Saxon was hanging on the line.
Navy, 1839; The Pathfinder, or the Inland Sea, 1840; Mercedes of Castile, 1841; The Deerslayer, or the First Warpath, 1841; The Two Admirals, 1842; The Wing-and-Wing (Jack o Lantern), 1842; The Battle of Lake Erie, or Answers to Messrs.

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