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.
Contract notice: Framework agreement for the supply of furniture, Didactic, Sports, And digital material in non-university public educational centers of castilla-la mancha, 1802to18sum00011-am
El mundo--escribio celebremente David Huerta--es una mancha en el espejo.
The Man of La Mancha (El hombre de La Mancha), un musical de los estadunidenses Dale Wasserman y Mitch Leigh inspirado en pasajes de la novela El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha y la vida de Cervantes, conquisto los teatros de Broadway en 1965.
Hasta la fecha de la aprobacion de la Constitucion Espanola, en Castilla-La Mancha, las primeras declaraciones de Espacios Naturales Protegidos (ENP) de principios del siglo XX responden a los modelos y criterios del momento historico: el gusto por los ecosistemas fragiles (lagunas de Ruidera) y las formas caprichosas y sorprendentes del roquedo (Ciudad Encantada).
Clinicamente la primera observacion que se hace de la caries dental es la mancha blanca, en la cual se encuentra desmineralizacion de la subsuperficie del esmalte, con incremento de la porosidad debido a la perdida de minerales en la superficie externa del mismo.
En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivia un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocin flaco y galgo corredor" ("El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha" de Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra).
28 August 2012 - French nuclear power group Areva SA (EPA:AREVA) said on Tuesday it had finalised the disposal of its holding in Canadian gold mining company La Mancha Resources Inc (TSE:LMA) in a deal that fetched some CAD315m (USD319.