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jack

Jul 9, 2002, 11:54 AM

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Machetes y guaparras

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I just read an article in El Sol de Mexico where they refer to campansinos protesting the new airport with "machetes & guaparras". I can't find "guaparras" anywhere. What are they?



DavidMTY

Jul 9, 2002, 2:16 PM

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guaparras ?=? scythe...

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Scary sounding word,<p>A guadaña is the kind of scythe the robed "Death" carries around when he comes to take you away.<p>So I would guess that a guaparra is any of an assortment of curved blades that a crowd of peasants after the Frankenstein monster might be sporting.<p>Or perhaps it refers to a curved knife for harvesting grapes (parra=cultivated grapevine) or doubtfully caper (alcaparra).<p>Best...David(MTY)<p>: I just read an article in El Sol de Mexico where they refer to campansinos protesting the new airport with "machetes & guaparras". I can't find "guaparras" anywhere. What are they?<p>
 
 
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