Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of arrastra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rude apparatus for pulverizing ores, esp. those containing free gold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rude apparatus used in Mexico, and to some extent in the United States, for grinding and at the same time amalgamating ores containing free gold or silver.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The couple, who starred in the Broadway musical Tango Argentina, have taught famous pupils like Bill and Hillary Clinton and Liza Minnelli how to perform an arrastre, or "triple drag."

    Dancing the Trip Away

  • Early millers used the “arrastre,” or Mexican, method of ore extraction, hitching horses or mules to the wooden spokes of a large wheel and walking them in a continuous, infernal circle to grind down the ore into extractable nuggets.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • See trawl board anneau do coulisse du type ouvrant anillas que se pueden abrir otter trawl chalut panneaux arte de arrastre de puertas outrigger tangon tangn, botaln overhand knot noeud simple nudo llano

    Chapter 5

  • P. pair trawl chalut-boeuf arrastre de pareja panel (of net) face (de filet) pao patent link pelagic trawl, see midwater trawl maillon brevet eslabn de patente pennant rapporteur amante plaited trass trenzado

    Chapter 5

  • A. aimed trawling chalutage contrl arrastre dirigido anchor seining (Danish seining) pche/a senne danoise au mouillage pesca con red de cerco danesa angle of attack angle d attaque ngulo de ataque

    Chapter 5

  • The world has moved since the arrastre was invented and steam is nearly as obsolete.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots

  • ALU spokesperson Josefina Lim said that because the Arroyo administration is singling out SLI, even though other shipping lines have more pressing problems regarding vessel seaworthiness, more than 2,000 union members will be affected: from ship crew and arrastre workers, to stevedores and concessionaires.

    Sun.Star Network Online - Your Source of Philippine Community News

  • A new addition was the arrastre de caballos (horse pulling), which took place last Sunday (Jan 18) that links to the traditional arrastre de ganado with oxen (more photos) - that will take place next Sunday, February

    Secret Tenerife

  • (of trawinet) (de chalut) (de arte de arrastre) bottom-act cal sur le fond calado en el fondo bottom trawl chalut de fond arte de arrastre en el fondo bracket branchon brazo

    Chapter 5

  • (of trawlnet) (de chalut) (de arte de arrastre) codline raban da cul estrobillo

    Chapter 5

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