from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A unit of weight for pearls in Goa. It seems to be from an eighth to a quarter of a carat.
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The chego is a black little creature, which makes its way quietly under the skin, where, having got to a sufficient depth, it lays its eggs, and unless removed immediately, causes annoying and dangerous ulcers.
Eu nem os chego a ver, e esfumam-se da minha conta bancária com a leveza do fumo.
Vse gazety, pechat 'i knizhnaja torgovlja nahodjatsja uzhe v zhidovskih rukah, chego zhe im bol'she?
[* The chego (Pulex penetrans) which penetrates under the nails of the toe in men and monkeys, and there deposits its eggs.]
We had meantime begun to feel something uncomfortable in ours, and on Maria's examining them, we found that a chego had taken possession of each of our big toes.
(* The chego (Pulex penetrans) which penetrates under the nails of the toe in men and monkeys, and there deposits its eggs.)
A mulatto woman was sent for, who professed to be thoroughly acquainted with all the little insects that burrow in the human skin; the chego, the nuche, the coya, and the arador; she was the curandera, or surgeon of the place.
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