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n, pl -ros
(Currencies) the silver peso of Spain or Spanish America
[from Spanish, shortened from peso duro hard peso, ultimately from Latin dūrus hard]
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(ˈdʊər oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
a former coin of Spain or Spanish America.
[1825–35; < Sp, short for peso duro hard piastre]
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There was no indication of Bara, the deer, or Horta, the boar, or of Gorgo, the buffalo, Buto, Tantor, or Duro. Histah, the snake, was there.
He found pleasure in watching the ungainly antics of Duro, the hippopotamus, and keen sport in tormenting the sluggish crocodile, Gimla, as he basked in the sun.
Duro Ladipo, a native of Osogbo, who bestrode the entertainment industry in the post-colonial era, carved a niche for himself by dictating the pace in the production of traditional drama series and celluloid films that brought to the fore the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba ethnic group.
His high-waisted, Kimono-like silk "Duro" dress was voted "Dress of the Year" in 2005 by both British and American Vogue.
The simple handyman's life Duro leads doesn't interfere with his compulsion to relive the past.
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O crescimento harmonico da face e o desenvolvimento adequado das funcoes de respiracao, succao, mastigacao, degluticao e fala dependem do equilibrio do palato duro com as demais estruturas do sistema sensorio-motor-oral [3,6,7], pois os tecidos duros estao intimamente relacionados a funcao [8,9].
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