Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A copper coin struck in Spain for circulation in Manila, current as the 160th part of a dollar.
- n. A measure of land in Buenos Ayres, since 1870 one fourth of a hectare.
“One of the former occasionally stimulates the activity of the latter by a stroke of the "cuarto" (mule-whip).”
“Lately, white potatoes have been an exception, (and almost always starchy) at $26 pesos a kilo, IIRC, and garlic at a price per cuarto kg. that gives one pause.”
“Several years ago, having had to leave Mexico City for a time (my father was dying, and I had to return to the U.S.), when I came back, I needed a place quickly and rented a cuarto in Mexico City with the landlord from Hell.”
“For a couple of months, I lived in a two and a half square meter cuarto amublado in DF.”
“El resto del tiempo pasamos a tercer o cuarto término.”
“Quetzal leads me into the cuarto oscuro, the dark room where men watch porn and feel each other up or have sex.”
““Tomato meringue,” he says, inspired by the pumpkin “bread” that cuarto frio is turning out.”
“Is Emma, the auburn-haired Canadian stagiaire, going out with Aitor, the tattooed chef de partie in charge of cuarto frio?”
“She walks around the corner to cuarto frio, grabs the Thermomix, brings it back to her station, and plugs it in.”
“She barely hears him, because by then she is on her way back to cuarto frio to grab another Thermomix.”
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