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pistolero (pist-LAY-ro) noun
A gunman; hired killer.
[From Spanish, from pistola (pistol), via German from Czech pístala (pipe, fife).]
"A pistolero wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt approached a 22-year-old
pedestrian near the corner of Le Conte and Euclid avenues about 10:58
p.m. Thursday and relieved him of his cell phone and the contents of
"Like a menacing pistolero in a Clint Eastwood Western, Alvarado entered
the Atlanta Sporting Club with his skilled palms itching and vengeance
on his mind."
This week's theme: words borrowed from Spanish.
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr., writer (1940- )