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  • n. Plural form of caracole.

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Examples

  • They linked each of the 2,000 or so often tiny villages they controlled to hub villages known as caracoles ( "conch" or "snail"), the concept being that contacts and ideas could spiral - in the manner of a snail shell - between the centre and the villages.

    New Statesman

  • When the local Aztec dance troupe, Quetzalcoatl Naucampa sought to perform at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun - Quetzalcoatl, "the Plumed Serpent" was a Teotihuacan deity - the dancers were attacked by the police who claimed that the sounding of their "caracoles" or conch-shell trumpets would "damage the monuments and annoy the tourists."

    CounterPunch

  • On this first visit, José María was working on some tapas - lids for clay jars that would go on clay lampshades fashioned into the shapes of stylized caracoles - conch shells - with rows of three tiny teeth swirling around them like the twisting figures of conchs.

    Jose Maria Alejos Madrigal: Generations of ceramic creativity in San Jose de Gracia, Michoacan

  • I've had caracoles (sp?) before, and although I don't find them to be tasty, I consider small amounts are edible on rare occasions. nancy colibri1

    I'd rather eat glass than....

  • When the ceremony was finished, the Scottish Knight looked at the gallery, and bent his head to the earth, as if in honour of those invisible beauties which were enclosed within; then, loaded with armour as he was, sprung to the saddle without the use of the stirrup, and made his courser carry him in a succession of caracoles to his station at the eastern extremity of the lists.

    The Talisman

  • Knight looked at the gallery, and bent his head to the earth, as if in honor of those invisible beauties which were enclosed within; then, loaded with armor as he was, sprung to the saddle without the use of the stirrup, and made his courser carry him in a succession of caracoles to his station at the eastern extremity of the lists.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • The market-lady caracoles around, and leads Browne to infer that his conduct is not approved, from her festooning that gentleman's eyes with heavy lines of crape.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • Angel and I followed closely with occasional caracoles, and cavortings, and scornful blowings through the nostrils.

    Explorers of the Dawn

  • He would dart no more above the paternal mansion, announcing his victories by his caracoles in the air; nor watch over his own household during his patrol of the region beyond Compiègne, over Noyon, Chauny,

    Georges Guynemer

  • He would dart no more above the paternal mansion, announcing his victories by his caracoles in the air; nor watch over his own household during his patrol of the region beyond Compiègne, over Noyon, Chauny, Coucy, and

    Georges Guynemer Knight of the Air

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