palanquin

Part of speech: noun

An Oriental conveyance borne on the shoulders of men by poles. palankeen.

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Usage examples "palanquin":

  1. This consisted of a Persian palanquin, with its long pole- shafts saddled upon the back of a mule at each end; with servants on foot, and a body- guard of mounted soldiers. - "Across Asia on a Bicycle", Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben.
  2. Thence, through the great white corridor whose windows all face sunwards, Nehemoth, in his palanquin, passes on to the Audience Chamber of Embassies from the North, which is all decked with Northern wares. - "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", Lord Dunsany.
  3. The women worked silently, humbly, though they would have been chattering if the great Sidi stranger had not been there; but two or three little children in orange and scarlet rags played giggling among the rubbish outside the tent- a broken bassour- frame, or palanquin, waiting to be mended; date boxes, baskets, and wooden plates; old kous- kous bowls, bundles of alfa grass, chicken feathers, and an infant goat with its mother. - "The Golden Silence", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.