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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

see albatross.

Alcatraz (album)

Alcatraz is the ninth album by the Berkeley, California punk rock band The Mr. T Experience, released in 1999 by Lookout! Records. It was the band's last album to include bassist Joel Reader, who left the group after its release.

Alcatraz (disambiguation)

Alcatraz Island, or simply Alcatraz, is an island in San Francisco Bay, California.

Alcatraz may also refer to:

Alcatraz (video game)

Alcatraz is an action video game created by 221B Software Developments and published by Infogrames. It was released on the PC DOS, Atari ST and Amiga in 1992, as a spiritual sequel to Infogrames' 1988 game Hostages.

Alcatraz (TV series)

Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. Switching between eras, the series focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. The series starred Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, and Parminder Nagra.

The show was canceled by Fox on May 9, 2012.

Usage examples of "alcatraz".

After Alcatraz came the Island of Hawaii, with a volcano bobsled ride, an underwater submarine ride and a Polynesian restaurant.

The cart came to a stop just beyond the wax museum, in the middle among the submarine ride, the bobsled ride, the wax museum and the Alcatraz Island mess-hall restaurant.

Fifth was Alcatraz Island, which contained a roller coaster, shooting galleries, wax museum, mess-hall restaurant and an outdoor gunboat ride.

Parker left it and walked through the thin powder of snow to the Alcatraz Island shooting gallery.

He passed the carousel, went through Hawaii and Alcatraz and finally to Treasure Island, and there were no more of the invaders.

And on the other side of the Alcatraz section there was another straight open path separating it from Treasure Island, and that path would also be watched.

He wanted to get back close to the gate again, but to move to where he could see the gate he would have to cross a minimum of three of those open spokes radiating out from the fountain -- from Alcatraz to Hawaii to Pleasure Island to Island Earth.

Ahead of him was another outdoor water ride like the fake jungle over in Voodoo Island, this one a miniature mock-up of San Francisco Bay, dominated by a larger-than-scale Alcatraz Island.

The ticket booth and entrance were on this side, with the bulk of the Alcatraz mock-up between Parker and the fountain.

The stream curved very gradually to the right, so he had to keep pushing away from the left bank, and slowly they left the gunboat ride behind and approached the curved wooden footbridge marking the border between Alcatraz and Hawaii.

He was sent to Alcatraz, parole was repeatedly denied, and he spent nineteen years in various prisons before he was released.

On that day, before dawn, seventy-eight Indians landed on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay and occupied the island.

In it they offered to buy Alcatraz in glass beads and red cloth, the price paid Indians for Manhattan Island over three hundred years earlier.

Island of Alcatraz in the true names of Freedom, Justice and Equality, because you, our brothers and sisters of this earth, have lent support to our just cause.

Indian people at their happiest when they went to Alcatraz or to Washington to defend their fishing rights.