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(1890) A poem by Rudyard Kipling about the native water carrier for a British regiment in India.

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  • Murphy's ambulance was looked for as anxiously as gunga din.

  • No visitor is likely to be thirsty enough to drink of the sweet water that reminds him of gunga din and his goatskin bag.

    Vistas in Sicily Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • An interesting development in our preparations for defense was the sudden discovery that "gunga din" was a soldier.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil

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