spado


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spado

(ˈspɑːdəʊ)
n, pl -dos
1. a neutered animal or person
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) obsolete a type of sword
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A report prepared by the SPADO stated that at least 89 people have been killed and over 182 injured in mine, ERW and victim-activated IED blasts in Pakistan in 2007 .
In the era before civil unions and gay marriage, Olive Watson was so determined that Patricia Spado be taken care of in the event of her death that in the early 1990s she became her "mother" - even though Ms Spado was a year older than her.
He is the only writer to use the term eunuch about Jesus, using the Latin word spado, a common word for a castrated or impotent man.