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19:59 Sep 20, 2007
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Slang
Spanish term or phrase: peñascaso
something thrown at a person to injure them, from a description of a protest in Chile that involved throwing things at the police
Lesley Andrews
United States
Local time: 23:42
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Summary of answers provided
4a blow with a rock
Henry Hinds


  

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27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a blow with a rock


Explanation:
Hit by a rock. You provide no CONTEXT, so any adjustment thereto will have to be yours.

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Note added at 51 minutos (2007-09-20 20:51:33 GMT)
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they're some old ladies who went out and threw a rock at a cop or hit some guy with a wild throw, and they're being tried for terrorism

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Note added at 52 minutos (2007-09-20 20:52:05 GMT)
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That's how the CONTEXT can help.

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Note added at 1 hora (2007-09-20 21:16:52 GMT)
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I'm not positive about "chueca" in this context, but a "peñascaso" is definitely a thrown rock, compare with "peña" or "peñasco".

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Note added at 1 hora (2007-09-20 21:17:50 GMT)
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Yes, I always shout CONTEXT, loud and clear!

Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 21:42
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Here is your context: son señoras viejas que fueron y tiraron peñascaso a un paco o con una chueca le pegaron a un hueón, y están procesadas por terrorismo

Asker: Apparently a chueca is similar to a field hockey stick in Chile, as indicated here: www.oresteplath.cl/ antologia/juegydiv1.html, but you definitely think that peñascaso has to do with a rock? Could you give me any etymology?

Asker: By the way, you do realize that typing in all capital letters is equivalent to SHOUTING at someone?

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