Puelche


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Puelche

(pwĕl`chā), name for various hunting groups of nomadic Native Americans who roamed the Argentine Pampa, hunting guanaco and rhea. Little is known of the Puelche prior to the 18th cent. Accomplished horsemen fighting with lance and bola, they were not very numerous and were absorbed in the 18th cent. by the AraucaniansAraucanians
, South American people, occupying most of S central Chile at the time of the Spanish conquest (1540). The Araucanians were an agricultural people living in small settlements.
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puelche

[′pwel·chē]
(meteorology)
An east wind which has crossed the Andes; the Andean foehn of the South American west coast.
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Mainstream Chile organised a one-day visit to Cuel wind farm for fourteen members of a local neighbourhood association close to the companys Puelche Sur project in Southern Chile.
The puelche oyster, Ostrea puelchana, is found in the waters of southern Brazil, has been reported to be a host of Bonamia spp.
Desde hace treinta anos grita 'Viva la Reforma Agraria' o canta 'La Internacional' con su voz desafinada en planicies barridas por el puelche, en sindicatos o locales clandestinos, rodeado de campesinos y obreros, maestros primarios y estudiantes, apenas un punado de semillas para que crezcan los arboles de nuevos mundos.
Desde hace treinta anos grita "Viva la Reforma Agraria" o canta "La Internacional" con su voz desafinada en planicies barridas por el puelche, en sindicatos o locales clandestinos, rodeado de campesinos y obreros, maestros primarios y estudiantes, apenas un punado de semillas para que crezcan los arboles de mundos nuevos.
Puelche is a French-bred out of a mare who has bred two winners, while Raise Hell is a son of Presenting out of a half-sister to the crack hurdlers Granville Again and Morley Street.
He was once again astride the 11-year-old Anglo Arab gelding CAL Puelche.
5) Para Angeles y Gorriones, Ediciones Puelche, Santiago de Chile, 1956.
La poblacion urbana se abastece de agua del acuifero Puelche, almacenada y clorada por una cooperativa local, mientras que la rural consume agua de pozos individuales de 15-20 m de profundidad.
Relacao entre o vento Puelche e a ocorrencia de incendios florestais na regiao do Bio Bio, Chile
El juego de otras potencias europeas como holandesas, o de otros pueblos autoctonos como puelche, tehuelche, pehuelche o huilliche multiplica los espacios intermedios, segun el momento historico y el avance de los principales bloques (Zavala, 2000).
Esa misma imaginaria cuenta que el cacique puelche CARHUE ("corazon puro"), enamorado de EPECUEN ("eterna primavera"), cura milagrosamente de una extrana paralisis al sumergirse en la gran laguna que formaron las lagrimas de dolor de su amada.
Robertson goes on to discuss the nguillipun, a fertility ritual practiced in southern Chile and Argentina by the Tehuelche, Pehuenche, Gununa-Kena, Huarpe, Ranquel, Puelche, and Mapuche to heighten the fertility of livestock and crops.