His unwilling teacher was just about as hard to manage as his task, for the coolie did not take kindly to giving lessons.
The coolie was again bound, this time more tightly than ever.
But to no avail; the coolie was not to be frightened, nor even excited, by hat or pugaree.
Two reluctant men were sent to the relief of the coolie in distress.
Now comes in a sunbeam of radiance, dressed in coolie lace and all the other coolie adornment.
Who can tell what the Chinese coolie is doing in the same way?
Weve got the radio station at the cove completed, and can guide the coolie boats past every danger.
He learned what it was to be spoken to like a coolie and ordered about like a cook.
The other coolie, the one you knocked down, came to and was aimin' at you.
He is known to be exceedingly anxious to destroy the coolie trade.
name given by Europeans to hired laborers in India and China, c.1600, from Hindi quli "hired servant," probably from kuli, name of an aboriginal tribe or caste in Gujarat. The name was picked up by the Portuguese, who used it in southern India (where by coincidence kuli in Tamil meant "hire") and in China.