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Felipe Lorenzo del Río

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In Greek it means remembrance. Health sciences use this term to designate the process of collecting information about a patient and their environment as a pre-diagnoses to establish appropriate strategies for problem solving.

escucullar ajos

In Huesca the operation is thus said to cut the cuculle or flowering bud of the garlic so that the plant uses all its energy in the growth of the bulb. It usually gets done in mid-May. These mañicos have a habit of inviting to do this operation to the one who gives a lot of can : Go to sculpt garlic, that is, go gargle, go fry asparagus, leave me alone, do not give me the tabarra.

darse con un canto en los dientes

Modism or phrase made of our language in which there is no literal meaning but figurative. It means settling for what has been done or achieved, being satisfied in a situation where the result may be worse.

a mí, plin

Expression widely used by chulapos and chulapas in the sainetes of Carlos Arniches, comediographer of the generation of '98, reflecting the chaste environments of the late nineteenth and first third of the XX. The expression parodies another used in the Glorious Revolution in which General Prim overthrew Elizabeth II. Many then said: "To me, Prim", an expression with which they adhered to the cause, disregarding the arguments of the monarchists and conservatives. The expression means now : I don't give a damn, I get out of the matter.

hierba de la estrangurria

Also from stranguria, from Greek stranks, drop and ouron, urine : difficult and painful urination. It is the onanis spinosa, a somewhat woody and prickly herb when dried, (in my land they call it agatina and gatuña) and it has countless names like asnillo, balomaga, gatilla, parabuey, daughtersofputa, claw, cornicabra. . Popular medicine has used it in infusion as a diuretic just like the ponytail in kidney infection.


From Latin siliqua, sheath of some plants. Elongated, bicarpelar and dehiscent capsule containing the seeds of certain plants such as cabbage or mustard. It was also an ancient coin, as Fede points out and is an Italian municipality near Cagliari on the island of Sardinia.

desajustes gramaticales

Morphological or syntactic inaccuracies in language such as not distinguishing between there, ay y there and in between, beech, aya or there or enter to see and have, errors of gender concordance or alteration of logical order. An infinity. Today I will look at a mismatch that has caught my attention, mismatch regarding gender matching. Female nouns beginning with a (ha) tonic always carry the singular character of the male article on, as long as the noun goes immediately after the article. For example, water, hunger, eagle. However they are feminine words.


From the English pellet and this from late Latin pelleta that in Spanish evolved to ball . Now they call, for the moment without the approval of the Academy, small portions compressed in round or cylindrical form of various materials such as wood, cereals or other foods, organic waste or plastics. Around here in Madrid in the winter people talk a lot about wooden pellets for heating in the cottages and chalets of the mountains. They say they make them with waste from various industries, such as almond peels, hazelnuts or walnuts or remnants of the timber industry. Others say it's worth everything to this business now.


From Greek taphos, tomb, tomb and nomos, rule, rule, law. Discipline of Paleontology that studies the processes of fossilization of living beings that lived in past times. The application of this knowledge to human remains studies in order to determine the circumstances of death has led to forensic taponomy.


Word derived from time to time. Quality of vehicle, adjective applicable to persons who save time or shift to exercise a position, purchase or any other activity. Plants are also said to alternate more fruiting frequently every two years, as is often the case with olive trees.


Female vecero adjective. In my asturleonesa land, as a noun equivalent to vecería, vacada or gathering of all duty-free cows ( wastelands) in a place to graze in the communal areas, cared for on the road or by shift by the neighbors or parishioners depending on their property . Elsewhere the same was done with non-transhumante sheep, mares, donkeys or pigs during the summer, more or less, from early May to San Miguel. Then, as Joaquín Díaz collected, it was sung: "The shepherds are already going to the Extremadura; already stays the saws sad and dark. The shepherds are leaving, they are leaving; more than four lags are left crying. . . "


From Latin vulnus vúlneris, wound. Anthyllis infringing, small leguminous plant, grass of the slash, Garbancillo, Cat's claw, used in the traditional medicine especially in poultice for its function hemostasis, cicatrizant and antiseptic. Female adjective of infringing that is said of any remedy to cure wounds, cuts, burns, grains, chafing or cracks of the skin. Plants used for this purpose have been hypericum, Arnica, Yarrow, plantain, flaxseed, marigold, mallow, Marshmallow, chamomile, horsetail, etc.

los diggers

Diggers. English radical political and religious movement of the mid-SEVENTEENTH century, initiated by Gerrard Winstanley and other companions who occupied uncultivated lands in Surrey and began to cultivate them. They defended the community of goods in the style of the Acts of the Apostles by considering private property the cause of all evils and human inequality as the later Marxist philosophy also says. These ideas did not materialize in the English society, the most individualistic and capitalist in the socioeconomic field, but in the communities of Mennonites that since then were founded in North America and later in the agrarian communes of the Hippie movement.

movimiento lolardo

Wyclifista movement, political and religious movement, initiated in the England of the late FOURTEENTH and early FIFTEENTH centuries, based on the teachings of the Theologian of the University of Oxford John Wyclif. They defended the predestination, the elimination of laws limiting the wages of the peasants, the communion in the Eucharist, the evangelical poverty, arriving to attack Noble and ecclesial possessions. The road to reform was going to be clear.

movimiento valdense

Movement of the poor of Lyon, a Christian dissident movement emerged in France in the 12TH century between the followers of the merchant and later preacher Pedro Valdo. It was a forerunner of the reform by its critique of corruption, by the attempt to return to the evangelical poverty of the early Christians and the knowledge of the Bible in their own language. As it could not be less they were excommunicated at the Council of Verona of 1183 with the Cathars, the Albigensians, the Patarinos and other heretics. The same thing happened to them in the following century in Italy to the Dulcinistas or Dulcinianos. Many of them the church treated them with viciously torturándolos and burning them at the stake.


From the Greek tyros, cheese and sharp edges. Cheese lover. There are countless different cheeses in the world. Only in Spain we have more than four hundred. They say the most expensive cheese is sold by tennis player Djokovic and Donkey's milk from the Balkans. They call it polish and would be worth a thousand euros a kilo. They also seem to have started producing it in the Sierra Norte in Madrid. I'll leave it to the rich. I prefer any cheese from my Zamoran land, where there are good pastures with better sheep, goats, burras and cows.


German-style compound name that in some places give to a plant boraginácea, the Echium vulgare, which also call Viper's Bugloss, Viperina, Blue grass, tongue of cow or of ox, chupamieles, Wild Bugloss, Lenguaza. It has toxic alkaloids in very small quantities and has been used in popular medicine as a poultice to cure felons and boils.


Once by my land Zamora was named to the sellers of Jaras (Cistus landanifer) for the oven to cook the bread, especially in the area of Yago. Jara has also been used to cook pottery and ceramic objects as it still happens in moving, near the Arribes del Duero, where they craft the prettiest ceramics in Spain. They were also used in the shingles of this area, now missing. Dead the trade, Jariego has degenerate into lazy, lazy, perritraco, as they also say in Extremadura.


Anger, anger, disgust, anger, sadness,/pouting, gesture of disgust,/hanging, brawl. Here we have the saying of "where there is no flour, everything is mohína" which was already used by the Marquis of Santillana in "the sayings that the old ones say after the fire: Mohína is the house that has not flour". It indicates that need and poverty also create conflicts and dislikes among those who suffer from them.


Of the Latin leaches, lye and also ash with very hot water that the Romans used as whitening especially of the linen garments. Percolation, filtration of fluids through porous materials. Physical-chemical process of dissolution and extraction of soluble substances of a compound by the physical or chemical action of different liquids. This process can be natural, as in the filtration of surface water to the underground or man-induced, as in the extraction of sugar from the pulp of the beet by hot water.


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