arriero


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arriero

(aˈrrjero)
n
a mule driver
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My companions were Mariano Gonzales, who had formerly accompanied me in Chile, and an "arriero," with his ten mules and a "madrina." The madrina (or godmother) is a most important personage:
About midnight I observed the sky became suddenly clouded: I awakened the arriero to know if there was any danger of bad weather; but he said that without thunder and lightning there was no risk of a heavy snow-storm.
1984 Llamas y mulas, trueque y venta: El testimonio de un arriero puneno.