Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel of hammered brass or copper used in Spain for holding or carrying water.

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Examples

  • In Oaxaca, Mexico, and other areas of southern Mexico and Central America, small-scale commercial vegetable producers irrigate small basins using a 10-14 liter (2. 6-3.7 gal) clay or metal jar called a cantaro lowered into shallow wells and poured onto the garden25 (Figure 12.7).

    5. How plants live and grow

  • The arrobe of Castile contains sixteen litres; the cantaro of Alicante, twelve; the almude of the Canaries, twenty-five; the cuartin of the

    Les Miserables

  • Stolidly, the man finished eating; next he reached for a cantaro and gulped down the water in it; then he stood up.

    The Underdogs, a Story of the Mexican Revolution

  • The arrobe of Castile contains sixteen litres; the cantaro of Alicante, twelve; the almude of the Canaries, twenty-five; the cuartin of the Balearic Isles, twenty-six; the boot of Tzar Peter, thirty.

    Les Miserables, Volume I, Fantine

  • The cantaro is four azumbres, or thirty medias, and is equal to three gallons.

    A journey through Spain in the years 1786 and 1787;

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