- [dog/chicken] escarbar they were scrabbling in the dust for the coins escarbaban en la tierra buscando las monedas I was scrabbling frantically for a foothold buscaba desesperadamente un lugar donde apoyar el pie I was scrabbling about in the dark looking for my key estaba buscando la llave a tientas en la oscuridad
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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.