Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A canoe.

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Examples

  • Um seringueiro vinha descendo o rio numa canoa e eles foram lá e tomaram a borracha.

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  • HOUSE IN THE SUN has more descriptive details about Mexico than the previous book VILLAGE IN THE SUN as Chandos occasionally takes his guests on sightseeing trips such as a pilgrimage to the Virgin of Zapopan and a canoa trip around the lake.

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  • Cercavo di convincermi che non era colpa mia, perché non ero io che avevo fatto fuggire Jim dal suo legittimo proprietario; tutto inutile, la coscienza saltava su e mi diceva: “Ma lo sapevi benissimo che stava scappando, avevi solo da saltare sulla canoa e correre ad avvertire qualcuno”.

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  • An elderly woman in a wide-brimmed straw hat paddled her narrow canoa laden with fifteen or twenty of the diminutive trees out to greet us.

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  • All this while pricking and wounding the whale so much as they could, they made him furiously to striue too and fro, swiftly swimming in the sea, plucking the canoa after him: sometimes tossing it vp and downe, as lightly as if it had been a strawe.

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  • The canoa slowly ranged to the small hummock of the island amid the waters, where lived one family of

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  • And as the canoa spread her sail to tack back, already a delicate film of shadow was over the chalk-white lake.

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  • There was a little line of soldiers on the shore, and three motor-boats with soldiers waited by the big canoa.

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  • The great sail sank, the canoa edged up to the rocky shore, men sprang from her into the water, the images were lowered and slowly carried on to the rocks.

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  • She died at dawn, before her boys could arrive from Mexico; as a canoa was putting off from the shore with a little breeze, and the passengers were singing the Song of Welcome to Quetzalcoatl, unexpectedly, upon the pale water.

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