alcatras

alcatras

(ˈælkəˌtræs)
n
(Animals) an obsolete Spanish and Portuguese name for pelican
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177 ha) Comunidades de manglares, camas Flamenco (Phoenicopterus de pastos marinos, llanuras de ruber), cerceta alas marea, dunas costeras, petenes, azules (Anas discors), cenotes, bosques de pantano y pelicano alcatras bosques deciduos; zona de (Pelecanus alimentacion de patos, flamencos erythrorynchos), garza y de anidacion de tortugas melenuda (Egretta marinas.
If either of these elements is indeed there in the word, it is there in what seems to be a highly literate folk-etymological elaboration of the Portuguese alcatras, a word which had earlier served in English and other European languages to denote the pelican, and which comes from the Arabic alqadus ("the pitcher"), that bird being traditionally supposed to store water in its pouch.
The 7-1 shot was soon chasing the front-running Alcatras and, after getting the better of a protracted battle with that rival three out, went clear for a 29-length success from Categorical.
Alcatras is an interesting contender in the Golden Knob Handicap Chase.
He still produced a fair display, however, but was unfortunate to come across the useful Alcatras, who had seven lengths to spare at the line.
Alcatras is another who holds a chance in the Orchard Restaurant Handicap Chase.
40 1, SMITHS LANDING (G Carenza) 8-11 Fav; 2, Alcatras 7-2; 3, Yesyes 72.
In the first two from the start, the 1-4 shot took it up after Alcatras made a bad mistake at the sixth fence.
Strong Flow, who has just 10st 3lb in the Hennessy, put in a brilliant round of jumping for Ruby Walsh In the first two from the start, the 4-1 on shot took up the lead after Alcatras made a bad mistake at the sixth fence.
Hever Road made his chasing bow at Fontwell and finished second to Alcatras.
Tom O'Brien was in double form as he took the mares' novice hurdle on Clausa Crystal for his boss, Philip Hobbs, and followed up on Alcatras in the 2m5f handicap chase.