Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of several different Spanish units of length. The cuerda of Castile was variously 8¼ and 8½ varas, or 22 feet 7.3 inches and 23 feet 3.7 inches. The cuerda of Valencia was equal to 122 English feet. The cuerda of Buenos Ayres is 151 varas of Castile, or 140 yards 1 inch, English measure.
- n. In the province of La Mancha in Spain, a measure of land, one half of the seed-ground for a fanega of corn.
- n. In Porto Rico, a unit of land-measure, equal to about two fifths of an acre.
“La orquesta presentará tres quintetos: dos para cuarteto de cuerda y shakuachi japonés y otro para cuarteto de cuerda y pipa china.”
“Caminar sobre la cuerda floja: una conversación con el filósofo iraní Ramin Jahanbegloo: Jahanbegloo, heredero de Berlin, es uno de los disidentes más ... ayatolas.”
“Desafío aquí a cualquier persona cuerda a explicarme porque metieron en la cárcel a esa mujer.”
“There were men who walked these deserts a hundred years ago, the penitentes, chanting and fasting, scourging themselves with hemp whips, or whips made from the braided fiber of the yucca plant, or cord whips, la cuerda, a small whip of tightly knotted wool.”
“La nada se convierte en lo único que me sustenta, y ya estoy más loca que cuerda.”
“Sheemie came in through the batwings, hands grimy, pink sombrera bouncing on his back at the end of its cuerda.”
“Porto Rican cuerda 0.9701 acre 3930.4037 sq. meters”
“I have seen the Gallego porters make themselves a hammock with the rope they always carry with them -- _mozos de cuerda_ they are called -- literally slinging themselves to the _reja_ or iron bars of the window of some private house, and sleep soundly in a position that would surely kill any other human being.”
“Ix is the feminine prefix; tab, taab, tabil mean, according to Perez 'Lexicon of the Maya Language, "cuerda destinada para algun uso exclusivo".”
“ Spanish, _tres tratos de cuerda_; referring to punishment by suspending the delinquent by his hands, which are tied behind his back.”
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century, Volume XXVI, 1636
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