JACAL


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JACAL

jacal

1. A rectangular structure, either partially enclosed or open on all four sides, used as a temporary storage place, such as for grain; usually a flat roof supported by two to four posts on each side of the structure (depending on its size) and often covered with a layer of adobe mud or straw.
2. In the American Southwest, a crude house having walls built of closely spaced upright sticks, or poles driven into the ground, and small branches interwoven between them; then covered with mud or an adobe clay; usually plastered to provide additional weather protection; a flat roof is supported by horizontal logs and then covered with thatching, often with a layer of adobe atop the thatching.
3. Same as wigwam.
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The jacal was constructed of wooden poles and sod, with a wooden door.
Solo me dijo que si deseaba quedarme en el Paraiso mejor me hiciera lirio, ya que la virgen favorecia la castidad, y "comprara" un terreno donde instalar mi jacal.
Juniper and pinon log, saguaro ribs fortify the mud of jacal ramada and vatro shelters still marking the Sonoran desert with agile shade.
Lopez 7269 (ENCB, IEB, MEXU); 7 km al E de Santa Anita, comunidad El Zorrillo, localidad Piedra Partida, arroyo El Jacal, municipio de San Jose Iturbide, J.
Back of the jacal a tremendous forest of bristling pear, twenty feet high at its worst, crowded almost to its door.
No abandonan un jacal, (22) abandonan casi una residencia.
One brave attacker fell back with his scalp neatly creased by a bullet, after attempting to approach the jacal with an iron stove-door for a shield.
Where the Canon Colorado twists its way among the rocks and the ribbon of the sky is long and narrow, in a jacal of adobe, bruised and tied up on the floor, wept the young wife of the rancher Juan Otero.
Ahi por febrero de 1866, estaba Marino Ortiz parado frente a la puerta de un jacal y hasta el llego un grupo de hombres bien armados, bajo el mando de Toribio Regalado, quien hizo que el senor Ortiz hablara con el a solas, y al no revelarle el secreto se lo llevo, y segun el testimonio de los descendientes de los tulises, que eran los aborigenes de la region, lo golpearon hasta hacerlo sangrar, y antes de colgarlo le desollaron las plantas de los pies y asi lo obligaron a caminar sobre brasas de mezquite.