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 (kăp′ər-əl, kăp′ə-răl′)
A strong dark tobacco.

[French, short for (tabac de) caporal, corporal('s tobacco), from Italian caporale, from capo, head; see capo1.]
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a strong coarse dark tobacco
[C19: from French tabac du caporal corporal's tobacco, denoting its superiority to tabac du soldat soldier's tobacco]
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(ˈkæp ər əl, ˌkæp əˈræl)

a variety of tobacco.
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In the Rue Taitbout were the Concerts Rouge, where for seventy-five centimes they could hear excellent music and get into the bargain something which it was quite possible to drink: the seats were uncomfortable, the place was crowded, the air thick with caporal horrible to breathe, but in their young enthusiasm they were indifferent.
je crois que nous avons la, un caporal qui ne dort jamais!"
L'enfant en question a ete emporte par les eaux de l'oued Echikh, situe a proximite du village de Ouled El Hadj, relevant de la commune de Ain El Khadra, a precise cette meme source, ajoutant que ce sauvetage a ete permis grace a l'intervention de citoyens de ladite localite et d'un caporal de la protection civile qui etait de repos.
We define agroecological transition as a gradual process of transformation from a 'conventional' productive model, based on the use of pesticides and dependence on external inputs, to a production system that has its resources, aiming the autonomy of the farming family (CAPORAL & COSTABEBER, 2002).
The most dangerous role is that of the caporal, who stands on the platform and plays a small drum and a flute to the sun and the four winds while the other voladores fling themselves off into the air.
Pensando em processos de construcao do conhecimento, cabe salientar que a ciencia moderna adotou uma forma cartesiana de pensar, adotando uma logica de descontextualizar, de simplificar e de estreitar o conhecimento, resultando em principios universais, bem como a intransigencia para com a diversidade e a complexidade (Caporal, 2013).