Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Word of the day: barranca

The word of the day is barranca:

  1. a steep-walled ravine or gorge.
  2. a gully with steep sides; arroyo.

"The state capital was a harder place to take.  A natural fortress standing in broken hills with deep barrancas cutting around it, the city defied all tactics but those of the siege."

 - John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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