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  • This barber was well-armed, too, owning several guns (una escopeta y un arcabus) and a sword.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • Thus then we set out, ourlong-legged guard striding ahead, with his escopeta on his shoulder, Manuel and Mateo on each side of the tartana, and the old invalids behind.

    The Alhambra

  • I remember those few days chiefly by having lost my pants, and run up against a tigre, armed with an escopeta of the common "trade" variety, a shot-gun which had once had two barrels.

    Head Hunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure

  • One of them, a very old man, with a long lance which he carried across his saddlebow, and an old rusty bell-mouthed escopeta, attached himself particularly to me, riding by my side, and pointing out the bad points-the mal puntos -- whence the

    Wild Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • At one side of the living-room was a wide, open fireplace, and here, above the mantel-shelf, hung the old Mexican _escopeta_, or cavalry musket, which Dan intended to take along on his expedition to the spot where Ralph had brought down the deer.

    For the Liberty of Texas

  • ¡Siquiera [112-2] esos crueles me han dejado una escopeta ... «_por si quería_ [112-3] _suicidarme

    Novelas Cortas

  • _Parrón_ se apeó muy despacio, descolgó su escopeta de dos cañones, y, apuntando a sus camaradas, dijo:

    Novelas Cortas

  • Cojo la escopeta; rompo el hielo que obstruye la entrada de esta gruta, y salgo ....

    Novelas Cortas

  • This last exclamation was intended to point out to Pepe that his suggestion, even though a wise one, could not have been carried out, as the horseman was not going to pass within range of either rifle or escopeta.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • A shot from a hunter's rifle would not have reached him, and the bullet of an escopeta would have been an uncertain messenger.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

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  • Shotgun

    September 10, 2017

  • Spanish for "shotgun."

    June 10, 2009