from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Guam, Alocasia Indica and A. macrorrhiza, giant aroids widely spread throughout the East Indies, the Philippine Islands, and the islands of the Pacific.


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  • I love all the things that you can "piga" hit in Kiswahili idioms.

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  • I haven't learned thme all yet, but just like you can hit the road or hit the books in English, you can piga mswaki (brush- translating to brush your teeth), piga picha (take a picture) Piga deki (hit the deck, meaning to mop), or even piga maji (hit the water, slang for drinking alcohol).

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  • My training group has a little running joke about making sure to piga your mswakis.

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  • "Bwana na piga simba-the master has killed a lion."

    The Land of Footprints

  • In the meantime, Hulda, to satisfy this exacting guest, bade the _piga_ (a sturdy peasant-girl, who helped in the kitchen, and did the rough work of the inn during the summer) prepare the best dinner possible.

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  • Yesterday I had a terrific afternoon of 'maongezi', which means also 'piga story' which means shooting the shit, chatting with my friends.

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  • But it coaft a wonndj deal ol trouUe to retoove the piga; tbey did fo grunt and fqneek, it was enough to have alarmed the whole parilh.

    The Little Freeholder, a Dramatic Entertainment, in Two Acts

  • _piga_, as the servant in a Norwegian inn is called, but rather the

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