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Particularly: “Cannot find a source for the bird sense. This site suggests the car sense arose from the way the bird runs a bit before flight, kicking up dust, and the first cars (now antique) would kick up dust on the dirt roads of the time.”



cachila f (plural cachilas)

  1. (Argentina and Uruguay) a small bird (possibly the long-tailed reed finch, Donacospiza albifrons), of brown color with dark streaks and yellowish throat and belly, of terrestrial habits, and that performs acrobatic flights in time of mating
  2. (Uruguay) an antique car, especially a veteran car from the early decades of the 1900s
  3. (Uruguay) a car that is old and broken down from use