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  • noun One of a tribe of South American Indians of eastern Brazil.


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Portuguese botoque, "plug", in allusion to the wooden disks worn in their lips and ears.


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  • [Illustration] _Lambeth Larrikin_ (_in a pasteboard "pickelhaube," and a false nose, thoughtfully, to BATTERSEA BILL, who is wearing an old grey chimney-pot hat, with the brim uppermost, and a tow wig, as they contemplate a party of Botocudo natives_).

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, August 8, 1891 Various

  • I bend over the learned page pensively, and I seem to see a Botocudo Professor—though not high ‘in the social scale, ’ they may have such things—visiting Cambridge on the last night of the Lent races and reporting of its inhabitants as follows: They pay scant heed to their chiefs: they live only for their immediate bodily needs, and take small thought for the morrow.

    IV. Children’s Reading (II) 1920

  • Cannibalism prevailed over a large portion of the continent, especially among the Botocudo, Guaraní, and others of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability 1840-1916 1913

  • Botocudo Professor -- though not high 'in the social scale,' they may have such things -- visiting Cambridge on the last night of the

    On The Art of Reading Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903

  • I added a Tattooed Man to my exhibition and a Two-headed Snake, also a White-eyed Botocudo, who played the guitar, and a pair of Siamese Twins, who were fired out of a double-barrelled cannon, and then did the lofty trapeze business.

    Much Darker Days Andrew Lang 1878

  • S. A._, 284, 274) saw the marks of violence on many of the Botocudo women, and he says the men reserved for themselves the beautiful plumes of birds, leaving to the women such ornaments as pig's claws, berries, and monkey's teeth.

    Primitive Love and Love-Stories Henry Theophilus Finck 1890

  • A Botocudo hunter grates the eggs of an alligator together, when he finds them on the bank, and so entices the mother. [

    Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals William Graham Sumner 1875


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