The Portuguese pay anchorage at machan according to the beam and length of their ships, and whether they enter light or laden.
I climbed back into the machan, to watch the development of events.
Then the two men settled back on the springy, woven floor of the machan to a wait in the mysterious night of a tropical jungle.
It will carry two thousand picos of brass bracelets, which cost five taes six maçes, and seven taes per pico delivered in machan.
A low, purring note carried to the machan from the cave mouth.
It is sold among the Portuguese at machan for seven or eight taes, according to its quality.
You are sitting in your machan, listening to the approaching line of beaters.
You listen intently, and perceive with satisfaction that the moving object is coming towards your machan.
And early in the evening I climbed into my machan and prepared for Mister Stripes.
So they got permission for a mangled body to be left there, and built a machan near it.