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Jacal meaning

Jacal - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. In Mexico and the south western United States, a kind of plastered house or hut, usually made by planting poles or timber in the geound, filling in between them with screen work or wickerwork, and daubing one or both sides with mud or adobe mortar; also, this method of construction.

Jacal - examples of usage

  1. Immediately he led his horse behind the solitary hut, which was a jacal of bamboo and thatch built under the cliff, and left him there. - "The Missourian", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
  2. Architecturally of the rudest description- a kind among Mexicans especially styled jacal, or more generally rancho, the latter designation Anglicised or Americanised into ranche. - "The Lone Ranche", Captain Mayne Reid.
  3. " Won't our worthy friend Miranda be surprised when he sees us riding up to the door of his jacal, with these fifty fellows behind us? - "The Lone Ranche", Captain Mayne Reid.
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