Old Spanish


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Old Spanish

n.
Spanish before the middle of the 1500s.
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Old′ Span′ish


n.
the Spanish language of the 12th to the 16th centuries. Abbr.: OSp
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Now they beheld a table of solid silver, once the property of an old Spanish grandee.
In one hand the body grasped a heavy sack of coins, which later examination showed to be all of old Spanish mintage.
It seems that an old bookworm who has a book and curio shop in Baltimore discovered between the leaves of a very old Spanish manuscript a letter written in 1550 detailing the adventures of a crew of mutineers of a Spanish galleon bound from Spain to South America with a vast treasure of "doubloons" and "pieces of eight," I suppose, for they certainly sound weird and piraty.
Under that, the miscellany began--a quadrant, a tin canikin, several sticks of tobacco, two brace of very handsome pistols, a piece of bar silver, an old Spanish watch and some other trinkets of little value and mostly of foreign make, a pair of compasses mounted with brass, and five or six curious West Indian shells.
About fifty years ago, under the old Spanish government, a small colony was established here; and it is still the most southern position (lat.
It is known that the English pointer has been greatly changed within the last century, and in this case the change has, it is believed, been chiefly effected by crosses with the fox-hound; but what concerns us is, that the change has been effected unconsciously and gradually, and yet so effectually, that, though the old Spanish pointer certainly came from Spain, Mr.
Can you tell me why, when other spiders die small and soon, that one great spider lived for centuries in the tower of the old Spanish church and grew and grew, till, on descending, he could drink the oil of all the church lamps?
Under the direction of Marks Wixon, executive director of the La Pointe-Krebs Foundation, The Old Spanish Fort has recently been officially recognized as a world-class museum.
It's possible to create your own tour of the Old Spanish Trail: following I-15 and state highways east and west of the city, the 140-mile route will take most of a day, including time for stops.
Long before modern roads crisscrossed the Southwest, Spanish traders and missionaries used a primitive trail that became known as the Old Spanish Trail.