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maco

[mah-koh] /ˈmɑ koʊ/
noun
1.
an Egyptian cotton, used especially in the manufacture of hosiery and undergarments.
Origin of maco
after Mako Bey, 19th-century Egyptian officer
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  • maco said that, as they seldom move far from home, we should probably catch many more.

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  • Can Kallolo and maco have got there and kindled it as a signal to us?

    The Wanderers W.H.G. Kingston
  • Kallolo and maco, observing that we had no fruit remaining, volunteered to make their way into the forest, to try to find some.

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  • It was settled that he should take the command, though maco acted as our guide.

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  • At length our anxiety was set at rest by hearing the voices of Kallolo and maco.

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  • We had now to wait and afford maco time to recover his strength.

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  • We were anxiously awaiting the return of maco, whom we hoped would bring us tidings of Captain van Dunk.

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  • After all, should the savages come up with us, as maco and his brother had escaped from them, so might we.

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