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  • noun Plural form of chigoe.

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Examples

  • When Benito had finished his business and returned on board, his face and hands were tattooed with thousands of red points, without counting some chigoes, which, in spite of the leather of his boots, had introduced themselves beneath his toes.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • Fleas hopped from every grain of sand; ticks and chigoes populated every blade of grass, every shrub or tree, ready to leap upon the unfortunate wayfarer.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • Among less spectacular things, mosquitoes fly in crowds and leave fevers in their wake, gnats and flies are always on hand, chigoes bore and breed under toe-nails, hook-worms hang themselves to the walls of the intestines, and other threadlike worms enter the eyeballs and the flesh of the body.

    American Negro Slavery A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime

  • Chigoes bury themselves in your flesh, and hatch a large colony of young chigoes in a few hours.

    Sydney Smith

  • "The horrible chigoes, or 'jiggers,' are of the flea family, and with them we must leave Mr. Russell."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914

  • Benito had finished his business and returned on board, his face and hands were tattooed with thousands of red points, without counting some chigoes, which, in spite of the leather of his boots, had introduced themselves beneath his toes.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • I, however, was so carefully attended by Joanna, that I had little cause to complain, except that my feet were infested with chigoes, a small insect that gets under the skin and occasions intolerable torment.

    Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam.

  • _chigoes_, sleeping in verminous hay-thatched huts of bamboo bound together with bejuco-vine, mislead by lying natives and stolen from by peons, Blake day by day and week by week fought his way after his enemy.

    Never-Fail Blake

  • I agreed with him that an author, among the hapless and accursed race of whom he spoke, was in a worse condition than the man who lies down to sleep among the spiders, tarantulas, centipedes, chigoes, and musquitoes that swarm in countless thousands about every blade of grass and every leaf and flower in the valley of the Rio Granda: but still, I suggested, he might find time for the production of a fiction of the kind I alluded to.

    Alamance; Or, the Great and Final Experiment viii, 9-151, [1] p.

  • "On the ninth, we marched to the port called Devil's Harwar, leaving ten men behind, some with agues, some stung blind, and some with their feet full of the tormenting insects called chigoes.

    Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam.

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