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Hacienda  n.  
A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; a word used in Spanish-American regions.
The main residence of a hacienda (1).

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"Hacienda" Quotes from Famous Books

... set out on a riding excursion, for the purpose of geologizing the basal parts of the Andes, which alone at this time of the year are not shut up by the winter snow. Our first day's ride was northward along the sea-coast. After dark we reached the Hacienda of Quintero, the estate which formerly belonged to Lord Cochrane. My object in coming here was to see the great beds of shells, which stand some yards above the level of the sea, and are burnt for lime. The proofs of the elevation of this whole line ...
— The Voyage of the Beagle • Charles Darwin

... perhaps, guessed at already—that the late incursion of "los barbaros" was neither more nor less than an affair got up by Vizcarra and himself to cover the abduction of the cibolero's sister. The Indians who had harried the sheep and cattle—who had attacked the hacienda of Don Juan—who had fired the rancho and carried off Rosita—were Colonel Vizcarra, his officer Captain Roblado, his sergeant Gomez, and a soldier named Jose— another minion ...
— The White Chief - A Legend of Northern Mexico • Mayne Reid

... out to Puchacai, Mr. Mackay's hacienda, a pretty little thatched cottage, surrounded by a verandah, in the midst of a garden, where laburnums and lilacs bloom side by side with orange-trees and pomegranates. Round the garden are groves of shady English oaks (the first we have seen since leaving home) and Norfolk Island pines, ...
— A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' • Annie Allnut Brassey

... little nearby shanty; that he and his police officer and the peons were eager to serve them in any way they could; and would the brave American aviators favor him and his police officer by joining them at the hacienda for dinner that evening? ...
— Around the World in Ten Days • Chelsea Curtis Fraser

... same time the Apaches made an attack on the Santa Rita Mining Hacienda, and the eastern side of the Santa Cruz ...
— Building a State in Apache Land • Charles D. Poston

... nothing to do with the route," peremptorily answered Cuchillo, "your master intends spending some days at the Hacienda del Venado. Therefore do as I have ...
— Wood Rangers - The Trappers of Sonora • Mayne Reid

... had assumed such a probable form, as to induce a special examination far beyond the reach of our pickets to ascertain its correctness. A small party of Texan spies, under Major McCulloch, dispatched to the hacienda of Encarnacion, thirty miles from this, on the route to San Louis Potosi, had reported a cavalry force of unknown strength at that place. On the 20th of February, a strong reconnoissance under Lieutenant-Colonel May was dispatched to the hacienda ...
— The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876 • J. F. Loubat

... sent me on with the guide to investigate. Leaving our horses, we moved forward swiftly but quietly; there was just the possibility of a trap. The place was almost like an enclosure on a large hacienda, but the fence was composed of trees, and we could hear the plashing waters of ...
— At the Point of the Sword • Herbert Hayens

Words linked to "Hacienda" :   acres, estate, demesne, land, house, landed estate

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