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Alta vista

alta vista
World-Wide Web
A World-Wide Web site provided by Digital which features a very fast Web and Usenet search engine.
As of April 1996 its word index is 33GB in size. AltaVista is currently (June 1996) the largest Web index, with 30 million pages from 225,000 servers, and three million articles from 14,000 Usenet news groups. It is accessed over 12 million times per weekday.
Historical Examples

Therefore I proposed that they should settle at alta vista under charge of the priest.
Mr. Fortescue William Westall

I added them to my collection of minerals which I kept in my cabinet at alta vista.
Mr. Fortescue William Westall

Next came Hoskins’s fireman, a green boy from the alta vista mines, who had been making his first trip over the road.
The King of Arcadia Francis Lynde

I must have those diamonds he stole from my house at alta vista.
Mr. Fortescue William Westall

When the camp canteen was closed, the stone ‘buckies’ tried to open up a jug-line from alta vista.
The King of Arcadia Francis Lynde

And now, if you are ready, we have fifteen minutes in which to catch the alta vista train—plenty of time, but none to throw away.
The King of Arcadia Francis Lynde

“I’ve got a wife and two kids back in alta vista, and I’m all in,” he said.
The King of Arcadia Francis Lynde


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