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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of beetles of the subfamily Asidinæ, containing numerous wingless species with ovate bodies, inhabiting desert regions of Europe and North America.

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  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Potato salad, carne asida (ph) --

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2009

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Potato salad, carne asida (ph) --

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2009

  • (asida) to produce proud-flesh; thus every female slave captured by the slave-hunters is marked to prove her identity and to improve her charms.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • In the case of the girls, their mothers "divested them of a cord which was worn during their childhood, fastened round the loins, having a small shell that hung in front ( 'una conchuela asida que les venia a dar encima de la parte honesta' -- Landa).

    The Evolution of the Dragon

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