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03:14 Dec 23, 2005
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - History / profession
Portuguese term or phrase: fogueteiro
fogueteiro is a word that defined an occupation by a slave in the 1800's.
Celso Castilho
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4look-out
airmailrpl
1 +1fireworks man/maker
Muriel Vasconcellos


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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
look-out


Explanation:
O Cachambi é aqui! -
Escravo era igual a escravo, soldado era igual a soldado, padre era igual a padre. ... Beginning as a fogueteiro (look-out), he worked his way up to be dono ...
www.261trip.weblogger.terra.com.br/200410_261trip_arquivo.h...

Marcos Rolim - UM DESAFIO PARA LULA -
O menino era “fogueteiro” (responsável por avisar os demais quando da chegada da ... 10 anos O tempo médio de duração de UM escravo no período colonial. ...
rolim.com.br/2002/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=272

Existe no Rio de Janeiro, como em outras cidades do Brasil, uma pequena capela consagrada a São Jorge considerado o defensor de Portugal e do Brasil. Essa capela, no dia da festa do corpo de Deus torna-se o ponto de reunião do povo, que, desde nove horas da manhã, aflui para ver sair o cortejo grotesco acompanhando a imagem do Santo, de tamanho natural e feita de papelão coberto de pano. Colocam-na sobre um belo cavalo branco, conduzido pela rédea por um picador da Casa Imperial. Mas o que mais diverte o enxame de mulatinhos e negrinhos que o acompanham são os foguetes que o negro fogueteiro, marchando à frente, solta durante o trajeto da capela de São Jorge até a capela Imperial.....
O fogueteiro negro marcha a uma grande distância na frente do cortejo, parando nas encruzilhadas onde o aguardam alguns camaradas que entregam os foguetes necessários transportados por uma besta de estrebarias imperiais.
http://jangadabrasil.com.br/maio21/fe21050a.htm

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 20:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 16
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +1
fireworks man/maker


Explanation:
A wild guess: "fogueteiro," of course, is a person who makes fireworks. Could the answer be simple and straightforward? They did have fireworks in Brazil in the colonial period.

[Fireworks] were invented in China, traveled to Europe in the 14th or 15th centuries and came to the New World with early American settlers, and are said to have ...
www.bayweekly.com/year03/issuexi27/kidsxi27.html

colonial Brazil. Nevertheless, the years between 1613 and 1759 were an ...
50 persons) which had both a martial (**people were ‘armed with fireworks’**) ...
www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/ abs/10.1111/j.1470-9856.1995.tb00011.x

Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 16:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 56

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Henrique Magalhaes
11 hrs
  -> Thanks, Henrique! It looks as if the third example in the other answer fits my interpretation, though I hadn't read it when I made my suggestion. Maybe the "look-out" got the job because he knew how to use fireworks
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