Chalcese

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Chalcese (plural only)

  1. (obsolete) The people of Chalco.
    • 1782: review of Storia antica del Messico, in The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, vol. 54, p. 144
      In order to provide victims for the ſolemn coronation of their kings, the Mexicans uſed to quarrel with ſome neighbouring nation, and ſlaughter their priſoners. This was now the fate of the Chalcheſe.
    • 1818: R. H. Bonnycastle, Spanish America, vol. 1, p. 111
      Itzcoatl died in 1436, at an advanced age, and Montezuma was called to the throne; one of the first acts of his reign was to build an immense temple, and he was no sooner placed on the imperial seat, than he was called to a war between the Chalcese and the Tezcucans
    • 1827: John Ranking, Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru, Mexico, Bogota, Natchez, and Talomeco, p. 308
      The Chalchese immediately fell on the Mexicans, and they were all destroyed.

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