Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In British Guiana, a name applied to the paca, Cælogenys paca. It seems formerly to have been also used for the agouti, as the name occurs in books of West Indian travel, and the paca was never a resident of the West Indies.

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Examples

  • And in the end the dogs saved us by an occasional capture — an armadillo surprised in the open and seized before it could bury itself in the soil, or an iguana, opossum, or labba, traced by means of their keen sense of smell to its hiding-place.

    Green Mansions

  • Mr. im Thurn says, they believe that if the father should eat the flesh of the capybara, the child would have large protruding teeth like that animal, while if he should eat that of the labba, the child's skin would be spotted.

    The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought Studies of the Activities and Influences of the Child Among Primitive Peoples, Their Analogues and Survivals in the Civilization of To-Day

  • And in the end the dogs saved us by an occasional capture -- an armadillo surprised in the open and seized before it could bury itself in the soil, or an iguana, opossum, or labba, traced by means of their keen sense of smell to its hiding-place.

    Green Mansions: a romance of the tropical forest

  • Caliph Ali; so labba = he faced, and yalubbu = it faces (as one house faces another); lastly, he professed submission to Allah; in which sense, together with the verbal noun "Talbiyah," it is used by Al -

    Arabian nights. English

  • There was Johnny Carpenter and his barbeque chicken; Lloyd Fung-a-Fat and Brian Young roasting a pig; Laurie Lewis with his tasty creole cook up; Major General Atherly and his grilled fish bites and labba; a prize-winning curry duck and even the Ambassador of Canada supplying kebabs of lamb.

    Stabroek News

  • The white guy who is not in consonance with his own environment gets acquainted with peaceful, nearly naked children of the forest, and in labba time becomes their champion athlete and the de facto leader.

    Stabroek News

  • The white guy who is not in consonance with his own environment gets acquainted with peaceful, nearly naked children of the forest, and in labba time becomes their champion athlete and the de facto leader.

    Stabroek News

  • Hell, the labba and creek water has kicked in, for me and Dave Martins.

    Stabroek News

  • I hope it is, like labba says, just us playing with personnel and different schemes.

    Rock Chalk Talk

  • Labbayka occurs in the verses attributed to Caliph Ali; so labba = he faced, and yalubbu = it faces (as one house faces another); lastly, he professed submission to Allah; in which sense, together with the verbal noun “Talbiyah,” it is used by Al-Hanri (Pref. and Ass. of Su’adah).

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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