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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)
n
(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-)
n.
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
Translations
Сан Франциско
サンフランシスコ
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This cannot be doubted, as Daylight himself knew, it was by the merest chance, when in Los Angeles, that he heard the tuna were running strong at Santa Catalina, and went over to the island instead of returning directly to San Francisco as he had planned.
San Francisco lay dead, and we did not know what was happening over the rest of the country.
held its convention that night in San Francisco.* This convention had been called to consider public immorality and the remedy for it.
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. Not alone had those eight months earned him enough money to stay on land for many weeks, but they had enabled him to do a great deal of studying and reading.
"In the Superior Court of San Francisco," the Counsel replied.
After nearly ten years in the Klondike, Tiny returned, with a considerable fortune, to live in San Francisco. I met her in Salt Lake City in 1908.
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.
We hove up anchor to a jolly chanty, and sailed out of Yokohama harbour for San Francisco. We took the northern passage, and with the stout west wind at our back made the run across the Pacific in thirty-seven days of brave sailing.
I've heard him tell of selling three Market street lots in San Francisco for fifty dollars each.
The course was then given north-northeast, and the corvette, wearing, steered at full steam direct for San Francisco. It was three in the morning.

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