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cerrada a cal y canto

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shut tight? -I don't see the lime(') connection.

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updated SEP 23, 2008
posted by tad

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tad said:

Natasha said:

P.S. Here canto is a stone, not a song.

He he, I only had my pocket dictionary at the time and it said cal 'lime' Completely forgetting that the fruit is lima I got a bit confused with a musical fruit theme.

Ha ha. I hate pocket dictionaries, they are useless. (just my opinion)

updated SEP 23, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Natasha said:

P.S. Here canto is a stone, not a song.


He he, I only had my pocket dictionary at the time and it said cal 'lime' Completely forgetting that the fruit is lima I got a bit confused with a musical fruit theme.

updated SEP 23, 2008
posted by tad
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P.S. Here canto is a stone, not a song.

updated SEP 23, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Look up "cal," you'll see this:

Pared de cal y canto -> a wall of rough stone and mortar

Ser de cal y canto -> (Met.) to be as strong as if built with lime and stone

I've never heard this one before, but it sounds like it means just what you said. "Shut up tight."

updated SEP 23, 2008
posted by Natasha
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