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CARAT, weights. A carat is a weight equal to three and one-sixth grains, in diamonds, and the like. Jac. L. Dict. See Weight.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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With: Emilio Caracafe, Ramon Quilate, Luis de los Santos, Rafael Amador, Jose Jiminez, Martin Revuelo, Juana Revuelo, Cesareo Hernandez, Diego Amador, Churri Amador.
In August 1739, Quilate, a leading warrior from the town of Apalachicola, informed the Spanish commandant at Fort San Marcos in Apalache that "the English had gone with more than 100 Negroes to construct a fort; that these had risen up and killed all the English."(53) In fact, there had been no such uprising.(54) But Quilate's report reflected the anxieties swirling through the towns of the Deep South Interior.
O desconsolo deve-se a que sao insubstituiveis num panorama cultural que reclama imperiosamente protagonistas do seu quilate. E a tristeza porque, com eles, se foi parte significativa da minha vida--a juventude--, aquela em que eles me ajudaram, e muito, a construir o meu (pobre) jeito de estar no mundo.