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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CIGAR

Yet he must not sit there, either, with the cigar between his teeth, unlighted.

"Crooked as a dog's hind legs," snarled Lewis, biting viciously at his cigar.

He flicked the ashes from his cigar, nursing his knee with the other hand.

You kin imagine how that other feller's cigar tasted when he lighted it ag'in.

But this time the cigar and the punch seemed to fail of their effect.

On the other hand, no one else in Radville would have thrown away the cigar.

Half strangled, he plucked the cigar from his mouth and stamped on it.

Then he took a cigar from his case, and held it to the flame.

He handed William a cigar and bit the end off another himself.

Most men have seen my portrait at the cigar shop round the corner.

WORD ORIGIN

1730, from Spanish cigarro (source also of French cigare), probably from Maya sicar "to smoke rolled tobacco leaves," from si'c "tobacco;" or from or influenced by Spanish cigarra "grasshopper, cicada" (on resemblance of shape), from Vulgar Latin *cicala (source also of French cigale, Italian cigala). Cigar-box is from 1819; cigar-store from 1839; the wooden cigar-store Indian is from 1879, American English, but wooden images of feathered Indians or Negroes are mentioned outside tobacconists' shops in England by 1852, and are said to have been in earlier use on the Continent.

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