from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Chilian weight, equal to 6,500 pounds avoirdupois.
  • n. In physical geography, a small basin inclosed on nearly all sides by steep hills or mountains.


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  • The construction is what is called cajon, that is, adobe clay rammed into a box or frame, which is lifted for each successive course as the work advances.

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  • The cajon is a wooden-box in which the player sits on to play.

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  • But, if you really must eat one; I barbacue with a wood of your taste and season with cajon or hot sauce.

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  • Originally "Otoño" was written as a free form lyrical piece, but later I had the idea to make it more like a classic Spanish "tangos" rhythm with the palmas, cajon and voice.

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  • A discreet virtuoso, Yates adapts skipping folk-fiddle melodies to trumpet, flugelhorn and tenor horn, and his engaging themes – full of light, fluttering figures – are compatibly supported by Bende's bell-like chording and Byrne's galloping low-register sounds on the bodhran drum and Latin-American cajon.

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  • The cajon pass is something to think about, although the architects and designers of the current HSR project in california, addresses the pass pretty efficiently. cmholm Says:

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  • The Ooks of Hazard cover MGMT's “Kids” using seven ukuleles, an accordion and a cajon.

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  • But where the octet's instrumental skill radiates the most heat is in "The Box Set" and "Paddy Ryan's Dream/Blue Britches/Gan Ainm," the latter medley featuring some exotic percussion (cajon, darbuka, caixixi) and the hard-shoe stepdancing of Bernadette Flanagan and Ms. Dudasik.

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  • (Soundbite of music) Mr. BROZMAN: And there actually is no bass being played other than the baritone guitar and the cajon.

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  • And several percussion instruments being played on plain cajon.

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  • from Peru, Cajón

    January 12, 2014

  • a boxlike percussion musical instrument which has snare drum wires inside which add to the sound.

    January 12, 2014