from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In the Philippine Islands, timber, especially when whole, used in the construction of buildings; a post or pile.
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_Item_: If one timagua killed another timagua, and had nothing with which to pay the penalty -- ten to twenty taes of gold -- all the chiefs of the village killed him for it, if his own chief did not do this, by hanging him to a tree or _arigue_ [_i. e._, prop of a house] or piercing him with many lance-thrusts.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 16 of 55 1609 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