Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A village or settlement of the Indians formed of toldos.

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Examples

  • And it was not mere boastfulness that prompted the general's reminiscences, but a genuine love of that wild life which he had led in his young days before he turned his back for ever on the thatched roof of the parental tolderia in the woods.

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • He undertook to find all that was needed, and offered to take him to a tolderia of Indians, not further than four miles off at most, where he could get supplies of all he wanted.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • The learned geographer was so lost in delight, that he seemed hardly to have started before they came in sight of the Indian camp, or tolderia, situated in the heart of a valley.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • It was a useless precaution, however; for that same evening, they camped for the night in an immense tolderia, which they not only found perfectly empty, but which the Patagonian declared, after he had examined it all round, must have been uninhabited for a long time.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • On other occasions there had been intervals of absence as long, and even longer, when the men of the tribe were away from their _tolderia_, on some foraging or hunting expedition.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • "I remember the old chief saying the _tolderia_ was west of the hill."

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • Though such conjecture seems improbable, the thing is yet possible; and to assure himself, Halberger at length resolves upon going over to the _tolderia_ of the Tovas.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • After a day's rest at their old _tolderia_, the two parties of Tovas, now united in amity, set out on return to their Sacred Town.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • Now, it's likely, almost certain, that while on their way to the _tolderia_, or coming back, he has seen one, given chase to it, leaving Francesca somewhere to wait for him.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • I don't know the exact spot where the _gringo_ has established himself; but didn't Aguara say the nearest way to it is along the river's bank, down to their old _tolderia_?

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

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