Jaca


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Jaca

(hä`kä), town (1990 pop. 10,874), Huesca prov., NE Spain, in Aragón, in the Pyrenees (alt. c.2,700 ft/820 m), near the French border on the Aragón River. A communications center and an episcopal see, it is a processing center for lumber and for the farm products of the fertile Aragón valley. After its recapture from the Moors it was (11th cent.) the cradle of the Aragonese kingdom. Huesca, taken in 1097, replaced it as the capital. Jaca has ancient walls and towers and a Romanesque cathedral (11th–15th cent.).
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Say, valiant youth, and so may God Thy enterprises speed, Didst thou the light mid Libya's sands Or Jaca's rocks first see?
The leaves of the camphor, pepper, cinnamon, and clove trees were delightfully aromatic; and the bread-fruit, the jaca, and the mango, vied with each other in the magnificence of their foliage.
La obra, que se anuncia proseguira con la reedicion de los volumenes VI y VII, tambien dedicados al obispado oscense, parece logico haya de tener continuacion con la de los volumenes viii, dedicado al obispado de Jaca, y IX, al obispado de Roda-Barbastro.
Marquez, WBO 'interim' champion as Harrison attempts to overcome his personal demons, was drawn into a gruelling scrap with Jaca.
teenagers from Jaca, in north-east Spain, arrive at Birmingham International Airport.
Jaca improved to 40-8-4, 22 knockouts while Montiel fell to 21-6, 17 KOs.
Inos Biffi, alma de estos encuentros suizos y promotor de tantos proyectos editoriales para Jaca Book, que ahora dirige tambien el Instituto de Historia de la Teologia de Lugano.
Originally edited by Giovanni Sale when it was published in Italian in 2003 (by Editorial Jaca Book of Milan), the English edition has been edited by O'Malley (church history, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Mass.) and Bailey (Renaissance and Baroque art, Clark U., in Worcester, Mass.).