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(English version of “El Filibusterismo”)

panguinguera
A woman addicted to panguingui, this being chiefly a feminine diversion in the Philippines.
pansit
A soup made of Chinese vermicelli.
pansitería
A shop where pansit is prepared and sold.
pañuelo
A starched neckerchief folded stiffly over the shoulders, fastened in front and falling in a point behind: the most distinctive portion of the customary dress of Filipino women.
peso
A silver coin, either the Spanish peso or the Mexican dollar, about the size of an American dollar and of approximately half its value.
petate
Sleeping-mat woven from palm leaves.
piña
Fine cloth made from pineapple-leaf fibers.
Provincial
The head of a religious order in the Philippines.
puñales
Daggers!
querida
A paramour, mistress: from the Spanish beloved.
real
One-eighth of a peso, twenty cuartos.
sala
The principal room in the more pretentious Philippine houses.
salakot
Wide hat of palm or bamboo, distinctively Filipino.
sampaguita
The Arabian jasmine: a small, white, very fragrant flower, extensively cultivated, and worn in chaplets and rosaries by women and girls—the typical Philippine flower.
sipa
A game played with a hollow ball of plaited bamboo or rattan, by boys standing in a circle, who by kicking it with their heels endeavor to keep it from striking the ground.
soltada
A bout between fighting-cocks.
’Susmariosep
A common exclamation: contraction of the Spanish, Jesús, María, y José, the Holy Family.
tabi
The cry used by carriage drivers to warn pedestrians.
tabú
A utensil fashioned from half of a coconut shell.
tajú
A thick beverage prepared from bean-meal and syrup.
tampipi
A telescopic basket of woven palm, bamboo, or rattan.
Tandang
A title of respect for an old man: from the Tagalog term for old.

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