Sentence Examples with the word el dorado

Bandelier, The Gilded Man, El Dorado (New York, 1893).

Meanwhile the name of El Dorado came to be used metaphorically of any place where wealth could be rapidly acquired.

They appealed to the old Norse instinct for wandering - an instinct which, as it had long before sent the Norseman eastward to find his El Dorado of Micklegarth, could now find a natural outlet in the expedition to Jerusalem: they appealed to the Norman religiosity, which had made them a people of pilgrims, the allies of the papacy, and, in England and Sicily, crusaders before the Crusades: finally, they appealed to that desire to gain fresh territory, upon which Malaterra remarks as characteristic of Norman princes.