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Walk Spanish

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Walk Spanish to be compelled to walk on tiptoe through being lifted up by the collar and the seat of the trousers—hence to proceed or act under compulsion
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Usage

In literature:

Hearing footsteps the man turned round and walked resolutely past the policeman, saying good-night in Spanish.
"A Book of Remarkable Criminals" by H. B. Irving
Ef any of 'em gits onruly, jes' call on me fer he'p, an' I'll make 'em walk Spanish.
"The House Behind the Cedars" by Charles W. Chesnutt
She made him walk Spanish, believe me!
"Anne's House of Dreams" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Meantime, the brother and sister had walked gaily along, passed the Spanish Steps, and were on the Pincian hill.
"Mae Madden" by Mary Murdoch Mason
The Spanish walk and mantilla melt away; and behold!
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. I)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Go bind his hands, and walk him Spanish here.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 12, June 18, 1870" by Various
He carried it in his hand all day, and walked beside her horse, telling her stories in Spanish, and trying to cheer her.
"The Young Trail Hunters" by Samuel Woodworth Cozzens
I 'll sit down under these trees and do a bit of Spanish, while I 'm resting for the walk back.
"Polly Oliver's Problem" by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
We made him walk Spanish, too.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
After visiting several public museums, we walked towards the Spanish Minister's residence.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
The governor got out and walked briskly to the barricade and spoke in Spanish.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I was walking Spanish then.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
Sometimes an escort of three or four Spanish soldiers accompanied him; but often he made that toilsome and perilous walk alone.
"The Spanish Pioneers" by Charles F. Lummis
It is said that only Spanish women know how to walk, and there is some truth in the proverb.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
That is the reason I not only talk, but walk Spanish, I suppose.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [January, 1898]" by Various
The girl was dressed in Parisian fashion, but she walked with a grace that only Spanish women show.
"The Coast of Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
I chose to do none of these things, but walked to the sandy beach and along it in the direction of the distant Spanish Main.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
Thereat the tramp brightened up greatly, and walked away talking cheerfully in very bad Spanish to the sailor.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
I heard that a lot of the Freshmen were caught down the street this evening and made to walk Spanish.
"Baseball Joe at Yale" by Lester Chadwick
Here we had our first experience of a Spanish country walk.
"Poor Folk in Spain" by Jan Gordon
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In news:

Protesters walk through smoke thrown by firemen and policemen during a demonstration of public service workers in Spanish Sevilla on September 29, 2012.
Shipyard workers are seen walking through tear gas fired by police, during a protest blocking the main road heading to Cadiz where the 22nd Iberoamerican summit takes place in this southern Spanish city, Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
Before becoming a recording artist, Iglesias enjoyed a short stint with the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid as its goalkeeper, but a near-fatal accident in 1962 left him unable to walk for two years.
She describes herself as a "a walking contradiction" and is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and currently working on a 4th language – possibly love.
Felix Viscarret's family drama "Bajo Las Estrellas" walked away with the top honor at the 10th Malaga Spanish Film Festival on Saturday, winning the €60,000 Golden Biznaga.
If you see Spanish actress Penelope Cruz when traveling abroad, just keep walking, the NSA advises.
A man walks besides Iberia jets in a parking zone at Barajas international airport in Madrid, Friday, Nov 9, 2012. International Airlines Group on Friday warned that its Spanish carrier Iberia was "in a fight for survival".
Three seasons ago the greatest baseball team in Shelby County High School history walked off their home field after being knocked out of the playoffs by eventual state champion Spanish Fort.
One of the three waterfalls between the Spanish Lakes flows over earthen dams, providing picturesque scenes from the lake walking trails DAVID MIDDLECAMP — [email protected] Buy Photo.
My first glimpse of He's Not Here was on a faded bumper sticker posted to an office door along a dim hallway I walked past every day to my freshman Spanish class at UNC.
"Estoy muy contento estar aqui en Miami," exclaimed Will Smith as he walked into a conference room at the Mandarin Oriental filled with Spanish-language media outlets.
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