Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fence, or an inclosed place for corralling cattle.
  • n. A drove of mules or horses.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • THE Spaniards have a proverb: “No hay atajo sin trabajo,” there is no short cut without a deal of labour.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • To a large atajo eight or ten muleteers are attached, and the dexterity and quickness with which they will saddle and pack an atajo of a hundred mules is surprising.

    Wild Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • "Vaya!" makes fast the rope on the top of the carga, sings out "Anda!" and the mule trots off to her companions, who feed round until all the mules of the atajo are packed.

    Wild Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • In the following particulars I have taken as a model the genuine Mexican pack-train or atajo, as it was called in their Spanish dialect, always used in the early days of the

    The old Santa Fe trail The Story of a Great Highway

  • An old-time atajo or caravan of pack-mules generally numbered from fifty to two hundred, and it travelled a jornado, or day's march of about twelve or fifteen miles.

    The old Santa Fe trail The Story of a Great Highway

  • In a moment we were in our saddles; and the atajo, strung out with the captives and provisions, was hurrying off toward the woods.

    The Scalp Hunters

  • The vidette party was told off; and the rest of the band, with the atajo, after blinding the tracks around the spring, struck off in a north-westerly direction.

    The Scalp Hunters

  • These were rudely dressed by their comrades, the doctor having gone forward with the atajo.

    The Scalp Hunters

  • At all events, we should hold them in check until the atajo had got a long start; and then, trusting to our horses, we intended to follow it in the night.

    The Scalp Hunters

  • The Indians had fallen upon an atajo near the crossing of Fra Cristobal, and murdered the arrieros to a man.

    The Scalp Hunters

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