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ID #4667

guard

[Car.; cf. Sra. kandoe idem WST, Haitian garde idem (Dillard 1977: 118)] n. a protective charm, especially one placed in a fruit tree to threaten potential thieves with reprisal by evil spirits: 1966 (Crowley 17). (Black)

-v. to protect with such a charm: That bottle guard the tree (San Sal.) = FIX V. (Black)

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-05-23 04:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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