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  1. potreronoun

    long mesa on the flank of a mountain


  1. Potrero

    A potrero is a long mesa that at one end slopes upward to higher terrain. This landform commonly occurs on the flanks of a mountain, as part of a dissected plateau. A loan word from Spanish language, potrero is in current use in the southwestern United States, where it is sometimes translated as "tongue of land" and "enclosed piece of pasture land". In Spanish language, however, the "tongue of land" sense is archaic. Also archaic is the related sense of potrero referring to someone who wrangles young horses kept as breeding stock. In Spanish, the usual sense of potrero now refers to any land where such horses are kept. Notable examples of potreros include some of the many mesas of the Pajarito Plateau near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Historically, these potreros were used as winter pasture for livestock that were driven to and from lush summer pastures in the high grass valleys of the Valles Caldera. Today, these potreros are used in this manner by a large herd of elk. These potreros are natural enclosures, with only one principal exit: the narrow connection to higher land.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of potrero in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of potrero in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. emanate
    • B. summon
    • C. loom
    • D. abduct

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