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Cintra, a Portuguese town in the province of Estramadura, 17 miles N.W. of Lisbon. There is an interesting palace at Cintra, once the residence of Moorish and afterwards of Christian kings, and showing a curious mixture of architectural styles. Cork convent in the neighbourhood is so called because the cells of the monks are lined with cork to keep out the damp. In 1808 a Convention signed here - between the French and English, allowed the former to retain their arms and baggage on condition of evacuating Portugal. For this Convention the English generals were court-martialed.