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  • n. Plural form of parang.


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  • Armed with wide-bladed knives called parangs, Moslem bands crept at night into the homes of communists, killing entire families and burying their bodies in shallow graves.

    Lean Left » Blog Archive » Gerald Ford, Good People, and Public Life

  • They had also long sharp knives called parangs, spears, and shields, in addition to the fire-arms, which they procure where they can find them.

    Mark Seaworth

  • Then yiying told me abt the parang incident, when she was at the mrt last last night with her friend, these few teens ran past them. (normal?) well, they were holding parangs.

    yanxious Diary Entry

  • He showed me a number of valuable krises, spears and parangs, and the ladies brought sherbet and sweetmeats, and they were altogether very jolly, and made me pronounce the Malay names of things, and the women laughed heartily when I pronounced them badly.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • They all carried parangs, or the short kris called a golo, and haying been told that the Malays were disarmed, I was surprised to see several muskets, a rifle, and about thirty spears on the wall.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • So we helped him into the longboat, swearing cheerfully, gave him the tiller to keep him busy and, with pistols and parangs close to hand, we pushed off from the overhanging rail and dug our oars into the calm waters of the lagoon.

    The Gates of Noon

  • On the boom it was a hand-to-hand mel-e between the pirate canoes and our spy-boatmen, a slippering, slashing dog-fight of glittering parangs and thrusting spears, with crashing musketry at point-blank range over the logs.

    Flashman's Lady

  • I saw heads vanish here and there as the shots took effect, but the spy-boats forged on, and now the pirates were closing on the boom itself, scrambling on to the huge logs, swords and parangs in hand, to deny our men a foot-hold.

    Flashman's Lady

  • "Three men with parangs may easily quiet the old man, his assistant and the Chinaman," he said, "and then we can take the girl along with us."

    The Monster Men

  • Then they commenced to dig in the soft earth with their spears and parangs until they had excavated a shallow pit.

    The Monster Men


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