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 Sien’na (3 syl.).Sies’ta (3 syl.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sier’ra (3 syl., Spanish, a saw).
 
A mountain whose top is indented like a saw; a range of mountains whose tops form a saw-like appearance; a line of craggy rocks; as Sierra More’na (where many of the incidents in Don Quixote are laid). Sierra Neva’da (the snowy range), Sierra Leo’ne (in West Africa, where lions abound), etc.   1
 


 Sien’na (3 syl.).Sies’ta (3 syl.) 

 
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