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Elvas

(ĕl`vəsh), town (1991 pop. 13,422), E central Portugal, in Altro Alentejo, near the Spanish border. Jewelry is made there. A heavily fortified town, it was important in all the Portuguese wars but particularly in the wars against Spain after Portugal revolted (1640) against Spanish control and in the Peninsular War. The town retains a Moorish castle and aqueduct and a late Gothic cathedral.
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No one told him, and he proceeded into the dining-room, to eat Elvas plums.
I adjusted and readjusted the position of my goggles several times during the ELVAs.
As soon as the ELVAs were finished, we told the ASTAC we were going to do a few NVG dopplers.
Among the numerous winners she has thrown is Elvas Choice (by Right Move UK), runner-up in the 1996 Champion Stakes at Shelbourne Park.
What we think about the De Soto expedition depends mainly on what we think about what have long been considered the four major written sources: 1) the "official" report of factor Luys Hernandez de Biedma, one of three royal officials in De Soto's entourage, 2) the account of Rodrigo Rangel, De Soto's private secretary, as condensed by sixteenth-century historian Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes ("Oviedo/Rangel"), 3) the Relacam (1557) of the anonymous "Gentleman of Elvas," purportedly one of the Portuguese fidalgos who served under De Soto, and 4) La Florida del Inca (1605) by Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian mestizo of royal lineage and Spanish man of letters.
He regards the others as of essentially equal authority, though with different strengths (Biedma for directions, Oviedo/Rangel for dates, Elvas for geographical and military details).
Comparative analysis leads her to conclude that it is "very likely" that both the Elvas and Garcilaso texts were essentially derivative from the Oviedo/Rangel text (p.
To further this process, the next three essays are critical studies of the Elvas and Garcilaso narratives.
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Contract award: continuous supply of road fuels by magnetic card for the vehicle fleet of the city of elvas.