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  • n. A sandwich, served either hot or cold, on an oblong white sandwich roll, derived from Mexican cuisine
  • n. A flat heap of moist, crushed silver ore, prepared for the patio process.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a flat heap of moist, crushed silver ore, prepared for the patio process.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The flat circular heap of ore spread out on the floor of the patio in a cake about 50 feet in diameter and a few inches in thickness, ready for amalgamation in the so-called patio process (which see, under process).

Etymologies

From the Spanish torta (Wiktionary)

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  • Stiffly beaten eggs leavened with baking powder and seasoned with salt and oregano, then deep fried. Served during Lent with chile
    or with a chile sauce as a meat substitute.

    June 29, 2011