amurca


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amurca

- Sediment in olive oil.
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In a similar way, the bags that contained the flour imported from Canada used to signal poverty, as they were bleached and used as clothes; now they have become a sign of pride in national ethnicity: "Today, in these times of harking back to and clutching at one's cultural roots, you see young people wearing flour-bag shirts or skirts, especially during the carnival season in Barbados, in London, England, in Brooklyn up in Amurca, and in Toronto during Caribana" (48).
According to Cato, the amurca repelled these insects: "To protect clothing from moths: Boil amurca down to one-half its volume and rub it over the bottom, the outside, the feet, and the corners of the chest.