Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Cuban name for the fish called in English halfbeak (Hemiramphus roberti).

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Examples

  • He was an escribano (notary), he said, and knew the city as thoroughly as his own pocket.

    The Alhambra

  • Driving to the house of the escribano, he summoned him to the portal.

    The Alhambra

  • Governor Manco was a straightforward cut-and-thrust old soldier, who hated an escribano worse than the devil and this one in particular worse than all other escribanos.

    The Alhambra

  • A mountain of written testimony was diligently heaped up, according to Spanish form, by the indefatigable escribano; the corporal was completely overwhelmed by it.

    The Alhambra

  • The escribano entered the carriage, when, in a twinkling, the door was closed, the coachman smacked his whip β€” mules, carriage, guards and all dashed off at a thundering rate, leaving the crowd in gaping wonderment; nor did the governor pause until he had lodged his prey in one of the strongest dungeons of the

    The Alhambra

  • The captain-general, aided by the pen of the delighted escribano, replied at great length, arguing that as the offence had been committed within the walls of his city, and against one of his civil officers, it was clearly within his proper jurisdiction.

    The Alhambra

  • The escribano was demanded in exchange, according to the cartel.

    The Alhambra

  • β€œAll according to law β€” all in strict form of justice,” said the self-sufficient escribano, chuckling and rubbing his hands.

    The Alhambra

  • He consulted his legal adviser and factotum, a shrewd meddlesome escribano, or notary, who rejoiced in an opportunity of perplexing the old potentate of the Alhambra, and involving him in a maze of legal subtilties.

    The Alhambra

  • The escribano bustled into his office, delighted with having another opportunity of displaying his ingenuity at the expense of the hard-headed veteran.

    The Alhambra

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