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Definition of the noun Carranca
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Carranca is a genus of Sarcophagidae, described by de Souza Lopes in 1988.
- synonym: genus Carranca
- kingdom: Animalia
- phylum: Arthropoda
- class: Insecta
- order: Diptera
- family: Sarcophagidae
- species Carranca californiana
Carranca: A carranca is a type of figurehead attached to river craft which is attributed with power to protect the boatmen from the river's evil spirits. They were once commonly found on the lower Rio São Francisco in Brazil's Northeast Region. The carranca is most commonly a figure of a human or an animal. They were used to identify traders operating on the São Francisco and, as with ancient figureheads, serve the superstitious as guardians on the river.
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Dictionary of Geography, Descriptive, Physical, Statistical, and Historical, Forming a Complete General Gazetteer of the World (1853)
by Alexander Keith Johnston
CARRANCA, a town of Brazil, in dist. of same name, erected 1841, prov. Minas- Geraes, on upp. course of the Rio Grande. Pop. of dist. 4,000. CARRAN-TUAL, the highest mntn. of Ireland, Munster, co. Kerry, in the Mac Gillicuddy Reeks range, ...
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Carranca - Vivendo do Ocio (Cover Acustico)
Cover da musica "Carranca" da Banda "Vivendo do Ocio" por Lucas Trindade No Facebook: fb.com/lucastrindadeg.
Scrabble value of C3A1R1R1A1N1C3A1
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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