Definitions of Las

  1. A lace. See Lace.
  2. Less.

Usage examples for Las

  1. Count Las Cases, a small man, whose thin eager face and furtive glances revealed his bent for intrigue, was the eldest of the party. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. Each time we met her my American friend never failed to praise the beauty of the Marquesa de Las Salinas. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  3. The prisoners were taken to the nearest railroad, at Las Vegas, where a mob tried to take them away from the posse, to string them up. – History of 'Billy the Kid' by Chas. A. Siringo
  4. One of the earliest causes of ill feeling between the islanders of Cuba and the people of Spain occurred just at the end of the administration of Las Casas in 1796. In the seventy years prior to that time a great navy yard grew up on the Bay of Havana, and 114 war vessels were built there to convoy the Spanish treasure ships. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  5. On the very summit he was overtaken by the post and driven down at a gallop to Las Cuevas. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  6. Mr. Ricketts justly calls Las Lanzas the unique historic picture. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  7. They dined between eight and nine, Madame Montholon being seated on Napoleon's right; Las Cases on his left, and Gourgaud, Montholon, and Las Cases' son sitting opposite. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. He rode back into Las Palmas and breakfasted at the lunch counter. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  9. General Wheeler, a former Confederate who was now in command of the cavalry, met and defeated a Spanish force at Las Guasimas. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  10. Las Nuevas was what it called itself: The News. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  11. The object of Bartholomew de las Casas was undoubtedly to save the American Indians, whose cruel treatment and almost extirpation he had witnessed during his residence among them, and in whose behalf he had undertaken a voyage to the court of Spain. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  12. Finally, in 1542, Las Casas persuaded his king, Charles V, to put an end to Indian slavery of every form. – Introductory American History by Henry Eldridge Bourne Elbert Jay Benton
  13. Gourgaud was transferred to the " Slaney," which soon set sail for Torbay, while Las Cases reported to Napoleon on L'Ile d'Aix what had happened. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  14. Each age may bear the name of a wise legislator or eminent personage: the ages of modern history are those of 1. Columbus, 2. Las- Casas, 3. William Penn, 4. Washington, 5. Bolivar. – The American Nations, Vol. I. by C. S. Rafinesque
  15. You shall have the best in Las Palmas to- night. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  16. At any rate some one was there in the yard of Las Nuevas, and it would not be wise for Starr to attempt getting over the wall. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  17. It had not occurred to him that so innocuous a sheet as Las Nuevas should be implicated, and yet, why not? – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  18. I found that the spot where the Arbol de las Manitas stands is 8825 feet above the level of the sea. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  19. They did not know whether their pursuers had turned about and gone back to Las Plumas, or were taking the road leisurely, intending to stop at Muletown until morning. – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  20. In a sense of this historical unity, at Las Huelgas we felt as much at home as if we had been English tourists, and we had our feudal pride in the palaces where the Gastilian nobles used to live in Burgos as we returned to the town. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells