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cuckoo mack-eye

/kúwkuw makáy/ (Mayag., Cat); coco-macock /kówkow makák/ (Inagua) [Car.; cf. DJE coco-macca /kaomaka...kitkumakyak/ from Car. Sp. coco macaco or Fr. coca-macaque, the tree Bactris plumeriana and the stick made from its trunk; cf. also Taino macaná wooden sword (Taylor 1977:21)]

n. 1.a heavy stick or bludgeon: He get he cuckoo mack-eye stick and he start beating Hooky (Cat).

2. [cf. Vir. coco-ma-quack a knobby stick or cane with a crooked head generally carried by an elderly person (Seaman)] a stout walking stick. (Inagua)

Tags: noun, tool

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Last update: 2011-02-05 18:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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