Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Porto Rico, a unit of land-measure, equal to about two fifths of an acre.
  • noun The name of several different Spanish units of length.
  • noun In the province of La Mancha in Spain, a measure of land, one half of the seed-ground for a fanega of corn.

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Examples

  • La orquesta presentará tres quintetos: dos para cuarteto de cuerda y shakuachi japonés y otro para cuarteto de cuerda y pipa china.

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  • Caminar sobre la cuerda floja: una conversación con el filósofo iraní Ramin Jahanbegloo: Jahanbegloo, heredero de Berlin, es uno de los disidentes más ... ayatolas.

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  • There were men who walked these deserts a hundred years ago, the penitentes, chanting and fasting, scourging themselves with hemp whips, or whips made from the braided fiber of the yucca plant, or cord whips, la cuerda, a small whip of tightly knotted wool.

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  • Desafío aquí a cualquier persona cuerda a explicarme porque metieron en la cárcel a esa mujer.

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  • There were men who walked these deserts a hundred years ago, the penitentes, chanting and fasting, scourging themselves with hemp whips, or whips made from the braided fiber of the yucca plant, or cord whips, la cuerda, a small whip of tightly knotted wool.

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  • There were men who walked these deserts a hundred years ago, the penitentes, chanting and fasting, scourging themselves with hemp whips, or whips made from the braided fiber of the yucca plant, or cord whips, la cuerda, a small whip of tightly knotted wool.

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  • La nada se convierte en lo único que me sustenta, y ya estoy más loca que cuerda.

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  • Sheemie came in through the batwings, hands grimy, pink sombrera bouncing on his back at the end of its cuerda.

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  • Porto Rican cuerda 0.9701 acre 3930.4037 sq. meters

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  • I have seen the Gallego porters make themselves a hammock with the rope they always carry with them -- _mozos de cuerda_ they are called -- literally slinging themselves to the _reja_ or iron bars of the window of some private house, and sleep soundly in a position that would surely kill any other human being.

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