barrida
 n.— «My grandmother still gets Barridas. She got scared when she saw a hose and thought it was a snake. The next day she felt sick. The day after—she got a barrida. I’m hiding while taking the picture, because once again, she’d kill me. You can’t see them, but my Aunt and mom are off to the sides shaking their heads. They obviously don’t believe in Barridas, even though my mom did get herself cured of Susto the other day.» —“Una Barrida” Daily Texican (Dallas, Texas) Dec. 10, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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