noun, plural va·ras [vahr-uhz; Spanish vah-rahs; Portuguese vah-ruhsh]. /ˈvɑr əz; Spanish ˈvɑ rɑs; Portuguese ˈvɑ rəʃ/.
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Through it runs a vein about one vara wide, extending east and west for some distance.
He was a vara fine gentleman, that never loaded his ain gun, and a'most thought it too much trouble to pull the trigger.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles Lever
It is the vara the Indians respect, not the man who carries it.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
It was a vara imperfect discourse, in ma opinion; ye did well eneucht till ye took them through, but where did ye leave them?Scotch Wit and Humor|W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
He represented himself as an alguazil, carrying a vara de justicia and using the name of the inquisitor-general.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea