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  • The agency of chance in creating El Capitan is forgotten.

    Joaquin Miller

  • And he had -- was assigned the mission to go up and photograph this one ship called the Capitan Man.

    Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security

  • Capitan, which is but 3,300 feet high, seems, from its special position, more striking and effective than the other three.

    Due West or Round the World in Ten Months

  • Three Brothers, with an average height of less than four thousand feet, and Sentinel Dome, measuring four thousand five hundred feet high, seem to the casual observer to be quite as prominent, while El Capitan, which is about three thousand three hundred feet in height, appears from its more favorable position to be the most striking and effective of them all.

    Foot-prints of Travel or, Journeyings in Many Lands

  • Katee Sackhoff did an excellent job in the role, and I'm sure Will Smith or whoever plays 'Capitan' America will do a great job.

    Rumor: Will Smith Cast as Captain America?! « FirstShowing.net

  • "Capitan" gave them, but others were often so poor that if they had not pilfered, this compulsory service would have ruined them.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Then he said to the boys, "Capitan," giving them a pencil and a sheet of note-paper.

    Jack Archer

  • In another moment I had emerged from the gateway, and was about turning my horse to inspect the windows, when I heard the word "Capitan," pronounced in a voice, that sounded soft as a silver bell, and thrilled to my heart like a strain of music.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • Before I had time to ask myself the question, the "Capitan" was repeated in a somewhat louder key, and I now perceived that the voice proceeded from above -- from the azotea.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • Known as the Capitan Pasha, the Algerine Renagado, and the Crocodile of Sea Battles, Ghazi Hassan-Pasha was a Barbary pirate who had become commander of the Sultan’s navy in the Ottoman Empire.

    John Paul Jones

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