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Usage examples for Cuerpo

  1. Obsolete slang for a cudgel 'carried by one who walked en cuerpo and thus facetiously assumed to take the place of a cloak'. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. When our apprehension of danger vanished, the company beheld one another with great surprise and mirth; but what attracted the notice of everyone was our landlady, with nothing on her but her shift and a large pair of buckskin breeches, with the backside before, which she had slipped on in the hurry, and her husband with her petticoat about his shoulders; one had wrapped himself in a blanket, another was covered with a sheet, and the drummer, who had given his only shirt to be washed, appeared in cuerpo with a bolster rolled about his middle. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  3. The Somal shuddered at the sight of a wayfarer, who rushed into our encampment in cuerpo having barely run away with his life. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  4. We soon arrive at the Cuerpo de Campanas, where there is a peal of bells. – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  5. Este Atabalipa avia hecho entender a sus mugeres e yndios que si no le quemavan el cuerpo aunque le matassen avia de bolver a ellos, que el sol su padre le rresucitaria. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  6. Never enough, Cuerpo de Bios! – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  7. A Spanish phrase, en cuerpo without a cloak; in an undress or disguise. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
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