from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rope of hair or maguey fibre, for tying horses, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rope of hair or of maguey fiber, for tying horses, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Mexican square measure, equal to about one tenth of an acre.
- n. A rope made of hair or of the fiber of the maguey.
$375.00 Deposit Required Tack (Custom made saddles, bridles w / mecate)
Translating jala mecate is difficult, it blends the meaning of sycophant, unethical, perverse, and amoral flatterer in different shades that cannot be properly rendered in words, only under the pen of Zapata cartoon’s over at El Nacional.
The reason why I award today’s prize to Albornoz is, I could say, a recognition of his long and distinguished career as “jala mecate” of chavismo.