Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • We found lobsters among the rocks, too, and on some beaches a strange kind of lobsterish delicacy called in Tahiti _varo_, a kind of mantis-shrimp that looks like a superlatively villainous centipede.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • I pondered as to this habit of the _varo_, and would have liked to persuade me that the male, being a courteous shrimp, combatted the invading hooks first in an effort to protect his mate.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • Catching _varo_ calls for much patience and dexterity.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • Crabs being in the first category -- paapaa, -- would cost about thirteen cents a pound, and the succulent varo the same, whereas they were then two francs, or forty cents a pound.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • But he is not so odd as the varo one of the most delicious and expensive of Tahitian foods.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • I set a grapnel in each hole, and then returned to the first to pull out the varo.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • Others find that the varo rests uneasy within them, as though each claw or tooth of the comb grasped a vital part of their anatomy.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

  • Fanno i sepolcri tutto 'l loco varo; but also because of the intrinsic picturesqueness of this avenue of sepulchres beneath green trees upon a long soft grassy field.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • In the dark forest of aesthetics, particularly, he finds them at every turn, -- "fanno tutto il loco varo."

    Among My Books First Series

  • The company named a new CEO, Michael A. Carpenter, in November after the departure of A.varo de Molina.

    Breaking News: CBS News

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.