Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The mangrove; -- so called in the Pacific Islands.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • No apology can undo the harm Mike Huckabee has done. tongo

    Huckabee jokes about Obama ducking a gunman

  • He had been dealing with the Cardassians—and the gelatinous Odo—long enough to have developed a reasonably effective tongo face.

    THE FALL OF TEROK NOR

  • So the lurid green, pink, and yellow symbol of the Cardassian Union, which looked to Quark like some improbable combination of the hooded Smiling Partner of Ferengi legend and a short-handled screwdriver, had remained proudly in place—until Gul Dukat had swaggered in one day to announce he had just won a spectacular work of rare and valuable art in a late-night game of tongo.

    THE FALL OF TEROK NOR

  • The shape-shifter had the expression of an addicted tongo player calculating the odds of calling a successful roll.

    THE FALL OF TEROK NOR

  • So the lurid green, pink, and yellowsymbol of the Cardassian Union, which looked to Quark like some improbable combination of the hooded Smiling Partner of Ferengi legend and a short-handled screwdriver, had remained proudly in place—until Gul Dukat had swaggered in one day to announce he had just won a spectacular work of rare and valuable art in a latenight game of tongo.

    MILLENNIUM

  • Artran vainly tried to change over a computer screen before Odo could see the tongo cards displayed on it, but he was too late.

    MILLENNIUM

  • The massive, almost sinister-looking office towers give way to smaller, more ornate structures with illuminated sculpture gardens and private tongo parlors—the estates of the wealthy, who have made their profits trading with off-world species.

    Star Trek

  • They were one step away from assembling a functional bomb, and unless she could locate the tritium, they might just as well have played tongo until their whole world rolled to an end.

    Time's Enemy

  • If there wasn't a pocket being picked beside the credit - exchange machines, there was a fight outside the Klingon diner, or an after-hours tongo game whooping it up in the back of Quark's bar.

    Time's Enemy

  • The Soussous of Sierra Leone [126] call 99 _tongo solo manani nun solo manani_, _i. e._ to take (10 understood) 5 + 4 times and 5 + 4.

    The Number Concept Its Origin and Development

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