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(ˈhi lə)

a river flowing W from SW New Mexico across S Arizona to the Colorado River. 630 mi. (1015 km) long.
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Noun1.Gila - a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado RiverGila - a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, NM - a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
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We were prospecting and it was our intention, if we found nothing, to push through to the Gila river at some point near Big Bend, where we understood there was a settlement.
There was not a ranch between the Gila and the Gulf.
Yes, there it squatted, an ugly, misshapen, figure, a cross between a toad and a gila monster, half man, half beast, with big red eyes--rubies probably--that gleamed in the repulsive golden face.
You used to meet one of them now and again, in the old days, on the edge of the gold country, away north there beyond the Rio Gila.
As part of the visit, the group met with Monica Lynn Antone, lieutenant governor of Gila River Indian Community, and discussed best practices for serving Indian Country.
As per Coyotes president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc,"On behalf of the entire Arizona Coyotes organization and IceArizona, we are thrilled to partner with Gila River Casinos and the Gila River Indian Community.
In their review of factors affecting the distribution of Gila Monsters in California, Lovich and Beaman (2007) noted that all previous records except one were east of approximately--116[degrees] longitude, corresponding to that portion of the eastern Mojave Desert that receives more than 24 percent of annual precipitation during the warm season (1 July-14 October).
Visiting southwestern New Mexico's Gila Wilderness is an adventure, in the this-place-would-gladly-kill-you-given-half-a-chance sense of adventure.
In the Gila country, creeks course through steep-walled canyons, some so deep that direct rays of the sun never warm the water.
transferor) in an asset reorganization while a GILA is in effect, the asset reorganization will trigger the GILA, unless:
Established in 1988, Gila River Telecommunications is one of seven tribally owned telephone companies in the United States.
At 24 inches and one-and-a-half pounds, the Gila (pronounced Hee-la) monster is the nation's largest lizard.