alcatras

alcatras

(ˈælkəˌtræs)
n
(Animals) an obsolete Spanish and Portuguese name for pelican
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Environmental lawyer and triathlete Ingemar Macarine made a successful swim from the freezing Golden Gate Bridge to the shark-infested Alcatras Island in the US last Sunday.
Mas prossigamos no nosso trajeto e retornemos ao corredor das carnes, la onde se disputavam as alcatras. Na area de venda da carne, nao ha mulheres feirantes.
RE El Palmar (50.177 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.
As the bus approached the school, a girl seated near me read aloud the words that had been spray-painted in green capital letters on the cement wall surrounding the school: "ALCATRAS 20 MTS" [sic] approximately twenty meters from the guarded metal gates, which locked students into school.
Non Runner: Lumyno 2.40 1, SMITHS LANDING (G Carenza) 8-11 Fav; 2, Alcatras 7-2; 3, Yesyes 72.
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.
In the first two from the start, the 1-4 shot took it up after Alcatras made a bad mistake at the sixth fence.