placita

placita

A central enclosed courtyard in Spanish Colonial ranches in the Americas, surrounded by a high adobe wall; usually entered through a massive gate.
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In 1981, Olivares became pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, affectionately called La Placita. La Placita is a small church, but of great historical significance in Los Angeles.
at 197-98 (quoting MELVILLE MADISON BIGELOW, PLACITA ANGLO-NORMANNICA: LAW CASES FROM WILLIAM I TO RICHARD I, at xxx (Boston, Soule & Bugbee 1881)).
Classicists contribute to a fourth volume in a series devoted to the so-called Placita, a compendium of philosophical tenets compiled by an unknown author about the middle of the first century CE.
(Aecio 4.12.1-5--Pseudo-Plutarco, Placita Philosophorum, 900 D5 ss.) (11)
Closer to home, La Placita, in San Juan's Santurce neighborhood, is lined by day with a century-old farmers' market.
I am in La Placita de Santurce, where hundreds of people of all ages have spilled out of the open-fronted bars that are dotted around the square to dance and drink.
3B) x Ophthalmolampis placita Descamps, 1977 * Pseudonautia vermiculatipes Descamps, 1983 x * Nothonautia valens Descamps, 1983 x Romaleinae Phaeopariini (4 species and 3 subspecies) * Abila bolivari Giglio-Tos, 1900 (Fig.