The ricksha men here pay forty cents a day to the city for their vehicles, which are all alike and very poor ones.
Bhutia men are employed at ricksha work or carrying palanquins.
He pulls a ricksha from two to three years, when consumption generally claims him as a victim.
Both chair carriers and ricksha pullers are in their bare feet.
The ricksha men have their legs fitted with tight trousers and puttees to end them, and they are graceful.
The condition of the ricksha pullers of Shanghai is pitiable.
This bar prevents passengers from falling out if the ricksha should tip while going up hill.
The ricksha men in Japan can run better if the carriage has a load.
As I spoke a "ricksha" drew up at the steps, and, when the coolie had set down his shafts, an elderly gentleman alighted.
Aided by the weight of his passengers, the ricksha is then almost evenly balanced.
1887, shortened form of jinrikisha, popularized by Kipling, from Japanese jin "a man" + riki "power" + sha "carriage."