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honda

[hon-duh] /ˈhɒn də/
noun
1.
an eye at one end of a lariat through which the other end is passed to form a lasso, noose, etc.
Origin of honda
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; < Spanish: sling < Latin funda, perhaps akin to Greek sphendónē
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  • “I telegraphed from honda that we were coming,” said Herran in Spanish.

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  • I gave the names of all who are in your party and told why they stayed in honda.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • In honda they said these volunteers started from Bogota three days ago.

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  • On his way from honda to Bogota he—well, he simply vanished.

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  • It was the Lady Kano who had denounced honda, and apparently invented the plot.

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