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date: 13 November 2019

Kalakalocked

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Basque term for a Cog rattle. It is mounted about 2 metres above the ground in planted fields and is activated by the wind to frighten birds. Karraka (equivalent to Spanish carraca) denotes the cog rattle in general; gabi and carracón refer to a large cog rattle that substitutes for church bells during Holy Week, when other cog rattles were sounded along with other noisemakers to ‘destroy’ Judas. ...

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