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- n. A species of remora (Echeneis naucrates).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of remora (Echeneis naucrates). See remora.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sucking-fish, Echeneis naucrates, and other echeniedids.
The author then goes on to enumerate the risks that attend this calling of _pegador_, and the consequent high wages that have to be paid to persons who undertake this perilous office, all of which accidents and adventures must be familiar to those of my readers who have paid any attention to the business of blasting rocks; and as his hairbreadth escapes have nothing in them remarkable, we may conclude this notice of
A breathless silence is observed until the signal is given from below by pulling the cord of communication, when the two men by whom the horses are previously held release their heads, and they dash off at full speed until they are stopped either by the noise of the first explosion, or by seeing from the quantity of cord wound round the cylinder of the _malacate_ that the _pegador_ is already raised to a height of sixty or seventy _varas_