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  • n. A bird, the Cape petrel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any bird of the genus Numida. Several species are found in Africa. The common pintado, or Guinea fowl, the helmeted, and the crested pintados, are the best known. See Guinea fowl, under guinea.
  • n. A fish (Scomberomorus regalis) similar to, but larger than, the Spanish mackerel, and having elongated spots, common about Florida and the West Indies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Painted —that is, spotted or pied.
  • n. The pintado petrel.
  • n. The common guinea-fowl, Numida meleagris. See cut under Numida.
  • n. The West Indian mackerel, Scomberomorus regalis.
  • n. Chintz: the name given to all printed goods in the East Indies, especially those of the finer quality, many of which seem to have been partly painted by hand.

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  • n. large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters


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Spanish pintado ("painted").


  • The pintado is a southern bird, and of that temperate zone; for I never saw of them much to the northward of 30 degrees south.

    A Voyage to New Holland

  • By Guía de compra: papel pintado | Decoración de Habitaciones on April 14, 2009 at 12: 27 am

    Self Cooling Seat Cushion

  • For example, at La Jornada, I found a story in which Monsignor Monroy says that Clinton asked "quién había pintado el lienzo y cómo se había conservado" -- which, with a little help from Babelfish, I translate as "Who had painted this linen, and how had it been preserved so well?"

    "Who painted it?" asked Hillary Clinton, unaware that "the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary."

  • El suelo de este ascensor está pintado para dar la impresión de que no hay suelo, y ciertamente lo consiguen.

    Cardiff Bay Illusion

  • El ascensor parece que no tiene suelo; bueno, en realidad está pintado, pero da el pego.

    Cardiff Bay Illusion

  • Son los despojos abiertos de la habitación del hombre, el mapa vertical de sus diferencias, la obscena muestra de lo que las paredes ocultan (duchas, papel pintado, manchas de grasa en la cabecera de un lecho).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • We did some fishing there, and I caught a 73-pound peixe de couro, or pintado, a member of the catfish family pictured.

    Jungle Fever

  • The pintado was especially delicious: You fry it in scorching oil, spice with capers and hot peppers, and add coconut milk.

    Jungle Fever

  • Mas tratava-se da manhã do último dia de aulas antes da interrupção carnavalesca e alguns alunos mais ansiosos aguardavam que eu lhes entregasse as máscaras que haviam modelado e pintado com tanto gosto.

    Opção Arriscada

  • Para finalizar o dia, O Filho Pródigo, pintado em 1922 por Giorgio De Chirico, pintor da nostalgia dos espaços vazios.



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  • Also another name for Bewick's illustrated guinea fowl.

    August 26, 2008

  • I like the phrase "sprightly penguin." :-)

    March 4, 2008

  • "'...the seas in their vicinity are frequented by whales, albatrosses, pintados, boobies, and the sprightly penguin...'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 135

    March 4, 2008