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(English version of “Noli Me Tangere”)

calle
Street.
camisa
1. A loose, collarless shirt of transparent material worn by men outside the trousers.  2. A thin, transparent waist with flowing sleeves, worn by women.
camote
A variety of sweet potato.
capitan
Captain, a title used in addressing or referring to the gobernadorcillo or a former occupant of that office.
carambas
A Spanish exclamation denoting surprise or displeasure.
carbineer
Internal-revenue guard.
cedula
Certificate of registration and receipt for poll-tax.
chico
The sapodilla plum.
Civil Guard
Internal quasi-military police force of Spanish officers and native soldiers.
cochero
Carriage driver: coachman.
Consul
A wealthy merchant; originally, a member of the Consulado, the tribunal, or corporation, controlling the galleon trade.
cuadrillero
Municipal guard.
cuarto
A copper coin, one hundred and sixty of which were equal in value to a silver peso.
cuidao
Take care! Look out! A common exclamation, from the Spanish cuidado.
dálag
The Philippine Ophiocephalus, the curious walking mudfish that abounds in the paddy-fields during the rainy season.
dalaga
Maiden, woman of marriageable age.
dinding
House-wall or partition of plaited bamboo wattle.
director, directorcillo
The town secretary and clerk of the gobernadorcillo.
distinguido
A person of rank serving as a private soldier but exempted from menial duties and in promotions preferred to others of equal merit.
escribano
Clerk of court and official notary.
filibuster
A native of the Philippines who was accused of advocating their separation from Spain.
gobernadorcillo
Petty governor, the principal municipal official.
gogo
A climbing, woody vine whose macerated stems are used as soap; soap-vine.
guingón
Dungaree, a coarse blue cotton cloth.

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