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palki

or palkee

[pahl-kee] /ˈpɑl ki/
noun, Indian English.
1.
a palanquin; sedan chair.
Origin of palki
1670-1680
1670-80; < Hindi pālkī
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  • When they reached the river, they put the palki down and went to look for a suitably deep pool.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas Cecil Henry Bompas
  • And then he bade the men lift the palki with its fair burden and follow him.

    Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang
  • He quickly pulled the doors of the palki jamming them as securely as he could with the ends of his razai (quilt).

    Bengal Dacoits and Tigers Maharanee Sunity Devee
  • After some time, word was brought in that a palki was approaching.

    Bengal Dacoits and Tigers Maharanee Sunity Devee
  • Finally, as the daylight grew stronger they encouraged each other to descend and approach the palki.

    Bengal Dacoits and Tigers Maharanee Sunity Devee
  • The palki rested on uneven ground and the blow made it rock.

    Bengal Dacoits and Tigers Maharanee Sunity Devee
  • They had not proceeded far before the bearers were convinced that the palki was increasing in weight.

    Santal Folk Tales A. Campbell
  • Once in the famine time a stranger in a palki reached a planter's bungalow in an outlying district, and sent in his card.

  • Many of those who were not accustomed to travel in a palki seized the opportunity of doing so free of expense.

    The Poison Tree Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
  • The four bearers, encumbered with the palki, could not move at anything like the pace of the Guides.

    Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang

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