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chulipa

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English sleeper in railway sleeper.

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NounEdit

chulipa f (plural chulipas)

  1. (dated, Portugal) railway sleeper or tie (piece of timber laid crossways to and supporting the rails of a railroad)
    • 1959, Aquilino Ribeiro, Filhas da Babilónia, Livrarias Aillaud & Bertrand, page 89:
      O comboio vai cauteloso por um troço da via em reparação, tropeando nos railhes com a ligeireza folgada dum menino a saltar de chulipa em chulipa.
      The train goes carefully through a part of the railway being repaired, stumbling on the rails with the swiftness of a boy jumping from sleeper to sleeper.

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