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  • noun Plural form of matraca.

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Examples

  • The sound of a thousand matracas, the wooden noisemakers carried by people of all ages during Semana Santa, heralded the carnival-like scene before me.

    The Food of Semana Santa: A Seasonal Celebration of Popular Cuisine

  • The sound of a thousand matracas, the wooden noisemakers carried by people of all ages during Semana Santa, heralded the carnival-like scene before me.

    The Food of Semana Santa: A Seasonal Celebration of Popular Cuisine

  • As soon as we found out what it all meant, we bought matracas for ourselves, and joined the rest of the world in their noisy occupation.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern

  • When Christ was on earth, they say, they had no bells with which to call the people to mass, so these matracas were made, and a number of men would promenade the streets, swinging them around to keep up the incessant cracking.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • The noise of the matracas grew fainter and fainter, and gradually ceased.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • Semiramis: and the noise of the innumerable _matracas_ (rattles), some of wood and some of silver, with which every one is armed during the last days of the holy week, broke forth again as if by magic, while again commenced the sale of the _Judases_, fireworks in the form of that arch-traitor, which are sold on the evening of Good Friday, and let off on Saturday morning.

    Life in Mexico

  • _matracas_, like watchmen's rattles; men carried the symbolical bier of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • A military band struck up an air from Semiramis: and the noise of the innumerable matracas (rattles), some of wood and some of silver, with which every one is armed during the last days of the holy week, broke forth again as if by magic, while again commenced the sale of the Judases, fireworks in the form of that arch-traitor, which are sold on the evening of Good Friday, and let off on Saturday morning.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

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