Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A West Indian hut; a thatched hut of the kind used by the negroes of the West Indies.

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Examples

  • He grew up in a bohio of dirt floors, and the structure was the kind used by the Tainos, our old Arawak ancestors.

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  • It is possible that youths from a community such as this might want to return, but not to the isolated bohio.

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  • If you offer him that isolated bohio on top of that hill, that youngster will not be willing to come back to the countryside.

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  • Many youths who leave to attend school and even many youths in the military services do not want to come back to the isolated bohio.

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  • The usual buildings upon such places are a dwelling house, a drying-house, a few sheds for cattle, and perhaps a small _bohio_ (hut), or two, made in the rudest manner, for the shelter of the hands, who, upon some of the very largest places number twenty or thirty, though not always negroes -- for this portion of the labor of the island seems to be performed by the lower classes of whites.

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  • He was straining his gaze upon the door of the bohio in the immediate expectation of seeing Esteban emerge.

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  • From the blazing bohio ran two armed men, brushing sparks from their clothing.

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  • A bohio, hidden away far up the Yumuri, and so insignificant as to escape attention.

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  • Refugees passed the bohio, bound farther into the hills, and

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  • Then he ran an approving eye over the new bohio and the new garden plot which Evangelina had courageously begun.

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