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pongo

(ˈpɒŋɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos
1. (Animals) an anthropoid ape, esp an orang-utan or (formerly) a gorilla
2. (Military) military slang a soldier or marine
[C17: from Kongo mpongo]
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Noun1.pongo - type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutansPongo - type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Pongidae, Pongidae - usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons
orang, orangutan, orangutang, Pongo pygmaeus - large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
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THERE will be a starry cast on stage in Hall One at the Sage this Sunday at 7pm when the Newcastle Bach Choir, the Newcastle Baroque ensemble and the Pongos Youth Choir are joined by internationally-famed early music soloists, all under the direction of Eric Cross, for Bach's St Matthew Passion.
Con ello se buscaba suprimir las exigencias de los curas de pendones, pongos, camaricos, huevos de ceniza, palmas, cera, papel de monumento, navo para el aceite de lampara, primicias indebidas, pompas funerales, derechos de bautismo, excesivos derechos por casamientos y "contribuciones voluntarias"; prohibia terminantemente los servicios personales gratuitos que aun usufructuaran, y cualquier otro servicio que no estuviera autorizado por auto de la Real Audiencia (62).