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  • Harvested by hand, sun-dried, and then allowed to sweat just long enough to become pliable, the leaves had been shipped to the capital in sixty-kilo bales, wrapped in a special fabric of woven wool known as jerga.

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  • I think that "jerga" and "argot" are synonyms that mean jargon, rhetoric, or specialized vocabulary.

    Slang

  • I heard the word "jerga" ( "modismos" ó "dichos" here in Veracruz) used as jargon for the first time in Perú in 1990 when I asked about Peruvian slang.

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  • So the jerga, the sort of jerga that is tried in those areas, even in Afghanistan you have the loya jerga.

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2006

  • The jerga involves involving all the tribal leaders.

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2006

  • ATIZAZ HASSAN, MAI'S LAWYER: All the accused, all the respondents, those who are alleged to have actually committed the rape and those who were part of the village jury, the jerga (ph) or the painchi (ph), be arrested.

    CNN Transcript Jun 28, 2005

  • They will then hold this loya jerga, hand over to a provisional government for the next two years, and then sometime within that two-year period, the hope is that Afghanistan will hold elections and that the people of Afghanistan will eventually elect their own leaders.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2002

  • WHITAKER: They absolutely should be, and many of them are working with the king to plan the -- for the series of loya jerga, councils and loya jerga, and some of the people who have been in that planning process have been women.

    CNN Transcript Nov 18, 2001

  • Basically, it provides for a 20 to 30 person interim administration, call it a government if you will, which would hold office for between three to six months until a loya jerga, this is a traditional Afghan way of choosing a leader, until a loya jerga can be held.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2001

  • It also, the agreement provides for the commission to be set up to organize that loya jerga down the line.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2001

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  • Lenguaje especial y familiar que usan entre sí los individuos de ciertas profesiones y oficios, como los toreros, los estudiantes, etc. // Related words: jerigonza, caló

    October 20, 2007