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Poncho   /pˈɑntʃoʊ/   Listen
Poncho

noun
(pl. ponchos)
1.
A blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head.






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"Poncho" Quotes from Famous Books



... he spoke to a man who approached them from the town, and whose appearance as well as his actions were well calculated to surprise them. He was a fine-looking man of gigantic size, with a poncho over his shoulders and a Spanish-looking sombrero on his head, but the most curious thing about him was his gait. At one moment he sauntered, holding his face between both hands, next moment he bent double ...
— Lost in the Forest - Wandering Will's Adventures in South America • R.M. Ballantyne

... o'clock whistle of a mill he wheeled about toward the town, and saw there, almost overhanging it, the mountain, bright in the morning, streaked with white, lifting a rugged head through the gray-green poncho of its cedar robe, a wondrous pile capped by the one lone tower that watched, forever watched, above the vast expanse ...
— The Preacher of Cedar Mountain - A Tale of the Open Country • Ernest Thompson Seton

... instinctive respect for religion in the minds of the old trappers, and Brown had too much honour to think of robbing the Indian temple, although he distinctly remembered a time when a poor white trapper, having been robbed of his poncho at the beginning of winter, made free with a blanket he had found in one of these Arapahoe sacred lodges. When he was brought before the medicine men of the tribe, charged with the sacrilege, his defence, that, having been robbed, the Great Spirit took pity on him and pointed out the ...
— The Old Santa Fe Trail - The Story of a Great Highway • Henry Inman



Words linked to "Poncho" :   cloak



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