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San Fran·cis·co

 (săn frən-sĭs′kō)
A city of northern California on a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It was founded as Yerba Buena in 1835 near the site of a Spanish presidio and mission built in 1776. The city grew into a major port during the gold rush of 1848, and survived a devastating earthquake and fire in 1906. Today it is the center of a large metropolitan area around San Francisco Bay.

San Fran·cis′can (-kən) n.

San Francisco

(ˌsæn frænˈsɪskəʊ)
(Placename) a port in W California, situated around the Golden Gate: developed rapidly during the California gold rush; a major commercial centre and one of the world's finest harbours. Pop: 751 682 (2003 est)

San Fran•cis•co

(ˌsæn frənˈsɪs koʊ, fræn-)
a seaport in W central California. 735,315.
San` Fran•cis′can, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.San Francisco - a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centersSan Francisco - a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors; site of the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Golden Gate
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Nob Hill - a fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco
San Francisco Bay - a bay of the Pacific in western California
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Some degrees above opened the bay of San Francisco.
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.
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.
He was visiting San Francisco for his health, deluded man, and brought me a note of introduction from Mr.
In no blaze of glory did Burning Daylight descend upon San Francisco.
It took but a few minutes to cross by ferry from Berkeley to San Francisco.
IT is no part of mine to narrate the adventures of John Nicholson, which were many, but simply his more momentous misadventures, which were more than he desired, and, by human standards, more than he deserved; how he reached California, how he was rooked, and robbed, and beaten, and starved; how he was at last taken up by charitable folk, restored to some degree of self-complacency, and installed as a clerk in a bank in San Francisco, it would take too long to tell; nor in these episodes were there any marks of the peculiar Nicholsonic destiny, for they were just such matters as befell some thousands of other young adventurers in the same days and places.
As soon as I heard the San Francisco postmastership was vacant, I made up my mind to get it--and here I am.
The men had been paid off in Australia, and Martin had immediately shipped on a deep- water vessel for San Francisco.
She had persuaded Lena to come to San Francisco and go into business there.
While in San Francisco Halpin Frayser was walking one dark night along the water front of the city, when, with a suddenness that surprised and disconcerted him, he became a sailor.
By the first ferry boat of the morning half a dozen San Francisco detectives arrived, and several hours later the secretary, in high excitement, erupted on Peter Winn.

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