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caballo

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caballo

noun

Heroin

[1950s+ Narcotics; fr Spanish, ''horse,'' translating horse, ''heroin'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • A syllogism is a word meanin' the same as another word, like as if I was to say caballo for horse or six-shooter for revolver.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • At first “caballo” was all he could make of it,—(the horse).

    Unexplored! Allen Chaffee
  • When he learned that it was caballo, he forthwith renounced his name, and from that day this silly infidel was known as Caballito.

    Brought Forward R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • Answer this: Why didn't you tell me, when I told you my caballo's name, that you knew what it meant?

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • Blas Vasquez was what is called in Mexico a hombre de a caballo, versed for a long period in Indian tricks.

    The Tiger-Slayer Gustave Aimard
  • Mont a caballo breve instante sobre el muro, y despus desapareci entre 213 la negra espesura de los rboles.

    Doa Perfecta Benito Prez Galds
  • It is probable the term is derived from the Spanish caballo, a horse.

  • Light chestnut in Spanish is “ruano”; the proverb says “caballo ruano para las putas.”

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • In Spanish, I may observe, caballo arrogante is simply a gallant, spirited horse.

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