a small island in W California, in San Francisco Bay: site of a U.S. penitentiary 1933–63.
You see, gone are the days when a supernatural dramas like Lost or its rip-offs Alcatraz, Invasion, or The River dominated TV.
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When you use an example, you can use the word AS, and AT tells you where, such as “At Alcatraz.”
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Alcatraz and Terra Nova did not live past 13 episodes and Fringe had to fight to make to it to five seasons.
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Alcatraz had its birdman, and Greenhaven had one too; a real connoisseur.
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Mostly because Oye, This Cell Is Drafty had already been used for Escape From Alcatraz, years before.
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We swung past Alcatraz Island and heard the army bugles blowing there.
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“I didn’t know things were so pleasant at Alcatraz,” Elshawe said.
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The muskets of the sentries gleamed brightly on Alcatraz, and the rolling of drums swelled on the breeze.
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At flood-times it may be traced, a yellowish, turgid streak, as far as Alcatraz.
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The Alcatraz gun had been let off; but the more certain assurance of the new day had failed.
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an island in W California, in San Francisco Bay: a federal prison until 1963
. a commander of a fortress. a jailer; the warden of a prison. Historical Examples Other cavaliers of rank and distinction waited on the count and the alcayde de los Donceles. Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving But this brought him a visit from the alcayde, who commanded him to “forbear that noise.” […]
the palace of the Moorish kings in Seville, Spain: later used by Spanish kings. (lowercase) a castle or fortress of the Spanish Moors. Historical Examples She passed the lovely alcazar (l-kthr) Gardens, from which came the perfume of flowers and blossoms. The Little Spanish Dancer Madeline Brandeis The old alcazar of the Moors was a […]
- Alcazar de san juan
noun a town in S central Spain: associated with Cervantes and Don Quixote. Pop: 27 229 (2003 est)
an opera (1767) by Christoph Willibald Gluck. Historical Examples The inscription informs the stranger, that Dr. —— died here on his return from China, after the wreck of the Alceste. Trade and Travel in the Far East G. F. Davidson He had been present as a boy at the first representation of “Alceste.” Life Of […]