Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A copper coin struck in Spain for circulation in Manila, current as the 160th part of a dollar.
  • noun A measure of land in Buenos Ayres, since 1870 one fourth of a hectare.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • One of the former occasionally stimulates the activity of the latter by a stroke of the "cuarto" (mule-whip).

    The Rifle Rangers

  • Several years ago, having had to leave Mexico City for a time (my father was dying, and I had to return to the U.S.), when I came back, I needed a place quickly and rented a cuarto in Mexico City with the landlord from Hell.

    Nightmare in Baja, please help

  • Lately, white potatoes have been an exception, (and almost always starchy) at $26 pesos a kilo, IIRC, and garlic at a price per cuarto kg. that gives one pause.

    mexican food

  • For a couple of months, I lived in a two and a half square meter cuarto amublado in DF.

    Cost of living in Mexican cities

  • Several years ago, having had to leave Mexico City for a time (my father was dying, and I had to return to the U.S.), when I came back, I needed a place quickly and rented a cuarto in Mexico City with the landlord from Hell.

    Nightmare in Baja, please help

  • Several years ago, having had to leave Mexico City for a time (my father was dying, and I had to return to the U.S.), when I came back, I needed a place quickly and rented a cuarto in Mexico City with the landlord from Hell.

    Nightmare in Baja, please help

  • Lately, white potatoes have been an exception, (and almost always starchy) at $26 pesos a kilo, IIRC, and garlic at a price per cuarto kg. that gives one pause.

    mexican food

  • Lately, white potatoes have been an exception, (and almost always starchy) at $26 pesos a kilo, IIRC, and garlic at a price per cuarto kg. that gives one pause.

    mexican food

  • Several years ago, having had to leave Mexico City for a time (my father was dying, and I had to return to the U.S.), when I came back, I needed a place quickly and rented a cuarto in Mexico City with the landlord from Hell.

    Nightmare in Baja, please help

  • For a couple of months, I lived in a two and a half square meter cuarto amublado in DF.

    Cost of living in Mexican cities

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