from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a body of light infantry raised among the natives of Algeria for service in the French army, and properly called Algerian tirailleurs. Also Turko.
  • n. A small Chilian bird, Hylactes megapodius.


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  • But "turco" may also mean black -- in accordance with the tradition that the Turks, the Saracens, were a black race.

    Old Calabria

  • _ When our red is to be signified, they will use the word "turco," which came in with the well-known dye-stuff of which the Turks once monopolized the secret.

    Old Calabria

  • Then they viddied themselves as real sophistoes, which was like pathetic, and started talking in big-lady golosses about the Ritz and the Bristol and the Hilton and Il Ristorante Gran - turco.

    Where's the show?

  • Esref Armagan é um pintor turco cego desde a nascença... um pintor cego?


  • Existe mesmo um turco pintor, cego desde a nascença.

    Incrível, II

  • This even the Turks could see; and a firman had been procured without difficulty, enabling them to erect their houses and to lease and cultivate a certain portion of land, planting American seed-wheat and maize where before grew only _gran turco_, barley, sesamum and anise.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • Policemen, trim little grisettes (for whatever is said to the contrary, the grisette is still extant in Paris), nurse girls with turbaned heads and ugly red streamers, wheeling ugly red babies; an occasional stray zouave or turco in curt Turkish jacket and white leggings; grave old gentlemen with white mustache and military step; gay, baggy gentlemen from St Cyr, looking like newly-painted wooden soldiers; students from the Ecole Polytechnique; students from the

    In the Quarter

  • Italians call our corn _gran turco_, but I knew that it was for the

    Venetian Life

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    NUEVA EUROPA- Nueva Eurabia

  • NOTA: Este producto contiene cáscara sagrada, palo de bañón (buckthorn) y ruibarbo turco

    Wil's Ebay E-Store


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