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pampa \pam"pa\, n. A plain. See pampas.


n. (singular of pampas English)

Pampa, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 17887
Housing Units (2000): 8785
Land area (2000): 8.725278 sq. miles (22.598365 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 8.725278 sq. miles (22.598365 sq. km)
FIPS code: 54912
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 35.543005 N, 100.964744 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 79065
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Pampa, TX
Pampa (disambiguation)

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Pampa (horse)

The Pampa Horse is a horse breed that combines the conformational characteristics of Brazilian Horses that are gaited with a pinto spotting pattern of white and dark coat colors. Developed from a base of spotted horses of the Mangalarga Marchador, Campolina, Brazilian crossbred horses, and others. This breed is a very similar to a Spotted Saddle horse in US, but in the case of Pampa Breed are only accepted spotted horses.

Usage examples of "pampa".

And when at last we got up onto the altiplano, the great interior plateau, it was Zoe who called it the pampa, and maintained that we walked there among vast herds of invisible cattle, transparent cattle pastured on the spindrift snow, their gauchos the restless, merciless winds.

Papa was a caudillo, a provincial landowner with a hundred thousand acres of pampas and a work force of cowboys that doubled as his private army.

There was one characteristic of the Guaranis in which they differed greatly from most of the Indian tribes in their vicinity, as the Indians of the Chaco and the Pampas, for all historians alike agree that they were most unwarlike.

It is from this characteristic that the Jesuits were able to make such a complete conquest of them, for, notwithstanding all their efforts, they never really succeeded in permanently establishing themselves amongst any of the tribes in the Chaco or upon the Pampas.

This terror, which I remember still prevalent both in Mexico and on the pampas of the Argentine Republic, not more than five-and-twenty years ago, was keener upon the confines of the Chaco than anywhere in South America, except, perhaps, in Chile, upon the frontiers of Araucania.

Victorian majolica vase filled with teazles and pampas grass to the floor, shattering it.

When Garibaldi was on the Pampas, he observed that his companions were irascible and prone to violent quarrels, when the Pampero blew, and that their behavior changed, when this wind ceased.

The drought was constantly increasing, and the heat none the less for the wind being north, this wind being the simoom of the Pampas.

The DUNCAN appeared to glide over a long prairie, which Paganel justly compared to the Pampas, and her speed slackened a little.

I watched the zoms shambling quietly through the pampas grass and thorn bushes towards the village.

Where ravines are he has plumbed lines to bring them to order and know them, has marked them and annotated his drawings, and learning the parameters of the peneplain or open-sided corries, the tributary canyons, creeks, rivers and fern-scruffed pampas, he has made them beautiful.

The streaming mane and tail of the unshorn, savage-looking, black horse, the dashing grace with which the young fellow in the shadowy sombrero, and armed with the huge spurs, sat in his high-peaked saddle, could belong only to the mustang of the Pampas and his master.

Behold why the caoutchouc trees, the quinquinas, the products of South America were missing in this country, which was neither the plateau of Atacama nor the Bolivian pampa!

Let us make a stride across the narrow strip of Chili, and over the Cordilleras of the Andes, and get into the heart of the Pampas.

He had taken thirty days to cross Chili, the Cordilleras, the Pampas, and the Argentine plains, giving the DUNCAN ample time to double Cape Horn, and arrive on the opposite side.