ancient Mayan site in Chiapas, S Mexico: discovered in 1946.
a rich mass of ore, as found in mining. a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall: The play proved to be a bonanza for its lucky backers. Contemporary Examples ‘Pentagon’s Worst Nightmare’ Tara McKelvey August 2, 2011 Santorum Rips Obama ‘Weakness,’ Makes Political Hay of Quran Burning P.J. Crowley February […]
a stream in W Yukon Territory, Canada, flowing NW to the Klondike River near Dawson: gold strike 1896. 20 miles (32 km) long.
Jérôme [juh-rohm;; French zhey-rohm] /dʒəˈroʊm;; French ʒeɪˈroʊm/ (Show IPA), 1784–1860, king of Westphalia 1807 (brother of Napoleon I). Joseph [joh-zuh f,, -suh f;; French zhaw-zef] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf,, -səf;; French ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA), 1768–1844, king of Naples 1806–08; king of Spain 1808–13 (brother of Napoleon I). Louis [loo-ee;; French lwee;; Dutch loo-ee] /ˈlu i;; French lwi;; […]
an adherent of the Bonapartes or their policies. Historical Examples Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time Franois Pierre Guillaume Guizot The Fortune of the Rougons Emile Zola The Fortune of the Rougons Emile Zola A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 George Saintsbury The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature Arthur […]