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San 1

 (sän)
A river, about 435 km (270 mi) long, of southeast Poland flowing generally north-northwest from the Carpathian Mountains to the Vistula River.

San 2

 (sän)
n. pl. San or Sans
1. A member of a traditionally nomadic hunting people of southwest Africa.
2. Any of the Khoisan languages of the San. In both senses also called Bushman.

[Nama : sáà, to pick up from the ground, gather + -n, common gender pl. suff.]

san

(sæn)
n
old-fashioned informal short for sanatorium

San

(sɑːn)
n
1. (Peoples) an aboriginal people of southern Africa
2. (Languages) a group of the Khoisan languages, spoken mostly by Bushmen
3. (Peoples) a group of the Khoisan languages, spoken mostly by Bushmen

San

(sɑːn)
n
(Placename) a river in E central Europe, rising in W Ukraine and flowing northwest across SE Poland to the Vistula River. Length: about 450 km (280 miles)

San

(sɑn)

n., pl. Sans, (esp. collectively) San.
1. a member of any of a group of physically distinctive, short-statured peoples of S Africa, traditionally dependent on hunting and foraging for subsistence.
2. the Khoisan languages of the San.
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Some degrees above opened the bay of San Francisco.
Was San Francisco again to be visited by earthquake?
The San Francisco steamer was announced to leave that very evening, and it became necessary to find Passepartout, if possible, without delay.
In approaching this deserted mission-house from the south, the traveller passes over the mountain of San Juan, supposed to be the highest peak in the Californias.
In this volume I have used portions of letters which I wrote for the Daily Alta California, of San Francisco, the proprietors of that journal having waived their rights and given me the necessary permission.
A great wall of fog advanced across San Pablo Bay to meet us, and in a few minutes the Reindeer was running blindly through the damp obscurity.
Daughtry queried, though well he knew, the other steward having cursed to him the day he sailed from San Francisco on a blind lay instead of straight wages.
Julius II was Giuliano della Rovere, Cardinal of San Pietro ad Vincula, born 1443, died 1513.
This is a story told by the late Benson Foley of San Francisco:
In no blaze of glory did Burning Daylight descend upon San Francisco.
We hove up anchor to a jolly chanty, and sailed out of Yokohama harbour for San Francisco.
It took but a few minutes to cross by ferry from Berkeley to San Francisco.