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Ponce de León
as in:  Juan Ponce de León

Ponce de León was Governor of Puerto Rico from 1509 to 1512.
  Spanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493; in 1513 he discovered Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth (1460-1521)
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Ponce de Leon Ponce de León
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  • Ponce de León was Governor of Puerto Rico from 1509 to 1512.
  • He came over to Puerto Rico with Ponce de Leon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "Ponce de Leon!" he screamed.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Alone Down South Luma Mufleh knew nothing of Clarkston or the refugees there when she moved to the nearby town of Decatur, only a few miles west of Clarkston down Ponce de Leon Avenue.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Ponce de Leon died from a manchineel-sap-coated arrow, and I figured I was a dead man, too.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Four hundred years earlier the more literal-minded Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida in a search for the land of "Bimini," where he had expected to find the fountain of youth.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Over on Ponce de Leon, a dysfunctional parade of crack dealers, emaciated prostitutes and transvestite party boys remind you that you live in a big city, but there are crickets at night in the summertime.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • I must tell them at Ponce de Leon High School the better way to study languages.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • LBJ’s brown eyes scan the mostly white audience in the Ponce de Leon Hotel’s ballroom.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Ponce de Leon Institute.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky

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  • All the streets in Coral Gables have Spanish names—Segovia, Ponce de Leon, Alhambra—as if they’d been expecting all the Cubans who would eventually live here.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • "But did Ponce De Leon ever find it?" said the Widow Wycherly.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • Do you know who Ponce de Leon was?
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • "Ponce de Leon was looking for the fountain of youth," Mr. Jerger said, closing his eyes.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Ponce de Leon!
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Bill Kennedy, Ponce de Leon class.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • It was a Ponce de Leon senior-class ring, borrowed from Bill Kennedy.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • And though the town was cut through by two busy thoroughfares, Ponce de Leon Avenue and Indian Creek Drive, as well as a set of active railroad tracks, it had enough navigable sidewalks to qualify as pedestrian-friendly—important for a large group of people who couldn’t afford automobiles.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • " asked Dr. Heidegger, "which Ponce De Leon, the Spanish adventurer, went in search of two or three centuries ago?"
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Ponce de León [7] , Daniel Boone [7] , Sir Francis Drake [8] , Sir Walter Raleigh [8]
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