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To·le·do 1

1. (also tō-lĕ′thō) A city of central Spain near the Tagus River south-southwest of Madrid. It fell to the Romans in 193 bc and was later the capital of the Visigoth kingdom (534-712). As a Moorish capital (712-1085), it was a center of Arab and Hebrew learning.
2. A city of northwest Ohio on Lake Erie. Annexed by Ohio in 1835 following a boundary dispute with Michigan known as the Toledo War, it is one of the major shipping centers of the Great Lakes.

To·le·do 2

also to·le·do (tə-lē′dō)
n. pl. To·le·dos also to·le·dos
A fine-tempered sword or steel sword blade made in Toledo, Spain.


1. (Placename) a city in central Spain, on the River Tagus: capital of Visigothic Spain, and of Castile from 1087 to 1560; famous for steel and swords since the first century. Pop: 72 549 (2003 est). Ancient name: Toletum
2. (Placename) an inland port in NW Ohio, on Lake Erie: one of the largest coal-shipping ports in the world; transportation and industrial centre; university (1872). Pop: 308 973 (2003 est)
3. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a fine-tapered sword or sword blade


(təˈli doʊ; for 1,3,4 also -ˈleɪ-)

n., pl. -dos for 4.
1. a port in NW Ohio, on Lake Erie. 317,606.
2. a city in central Spain, on the Tagus River. 57,769.
3. a sword or sword blade of finely tempered steel, as formerly made in Toledo, Spain.
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Buckeye State, OH, Ohio - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
2.Toledo - a city in central Spain on the Tagus riverToledo - a city in central Spain on the Tagus river; famous for steel and swords since the first century
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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God bless me, it's not fair to force a Sayago-man to speak like a Toledan; maybe there are Toledans who do not hit it off when it comes to polished talk.
That is true," said the licentiate, "for those who have been bred up in the Tanneries and the Zocodover cannot talk like those who are almost all day pacing the cathedral cloisters, and yet they are all Toledans.
The legend recounts the story of a nobleman who gives his word to marry a woman of lesser social status in front of a crucifix, known as the Cristo de la Vega, outside a Toledan church--the basilica of St.
3) In the context of an increasing racialization of identity, it is interesting to note how Cervantes' Don Quixote is framed by the inevitable presence of the oriental as a fact of Spain's everyday life: from the initial conceit of the novel as a translation from an Arabic original by a Toledan Morisco to the inclusion of Morisco characters in its final chapters of the second part as Don Quixote is forced to leave his quest and to return to his village.
This passage elicited little discussion from the early commentators on Garcilaso, the exception being the Toledan native Tomas Tamayo de Vargas, who praises the representation in general terms (34).
Nonetheless, Boscan, who was born around 1490, was not only a decade older than the Toledan poet and already a published poet, his genealogy suggests differences that may have influenced their relationship early on.
The chronological accent of Mumford's research lies in the short-lived Toledan "era," preceded by "bids" offered to the King of Spain by encomenderos and caciques, each trying to assert "autonomy.
One environmental dimension of the introduction of mercury amalgamation that has received less attention from historians is the increased consumption of energy that resulted from the Toledan reforms.
Here Marin is often able to distinguish between pieces from Toledan repertories and those from Andalucian traditions.
Risala al-bayan 'an haqiqat al-imam kataba biha ila abi Ahmad 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Khalaf al-Mou'arifi al-Tolaytili al-ma'rouf bi ibni al-Hawwat (Epitre sur la demonstration de l'essence de la foi, adressee a Abou Ahmed ibn Khalaf al-Mou'arifi, le Toledan, connu sous le nom d'ibn al-Hawwat).
It has to be considered the personal achievement of the Toledan scholar to transform the bibliographical title [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or meta ta physica into metaphysica and to use this form as a female singular substantive which approximates the terms for the other sciences such as physics (physica) or mathematics (mathematica).
His observations were recorded in the Toledan Tables, translated into Latin by Gherardo da Cremona as Tabulae toletanae iahen cum regulis suis.