Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pearl or negro millet, Pennisetum spicatum, a grass widely cultivated in warm countries for the sake of its seed and sometimes for fodder for cattle.

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Examples

  • As soon as I parked my car, workers assuming I have come to shop, yelled "dukhan bandh ho gaya hai, do mahena ho gaya."

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  • There were many trees, and acres of dukhan grown for making oil, gilgil, and other crops; and the shade, the birds, the greenery, and water made it a pleasant relief from the sandy mounds.

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  • Arabs dukhan, and is extensively used for food, being often mixed with other grain.

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  • At first she didn't utter a word, but haughtily thrust away the gifts, which then fell to the lot of the dukhan-keeper's wife and aroused her eloquence.

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  • Arrived at the foot of Mount Koishaur, we stopped at a dukhan.

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  • I have hired the wife of our dukhan-keeper: she knows the Tartar language, and will look after

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  • With a professional Company guys, i will be joining qp dukhan soon, can somebody tell me if there are badminton courts available in dukhan?

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  • At first she didn’t utter a word, but haughtily thrust away the gifts, which then fell to the lot of the dukhan-keeper’s wife and aroused her eloquence.

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  • I have hired the wife of our dukhan-keeper: she knows the Tartar language, and will look after Bela and accustom her to the idea that she belongs to me — for she shall belong to no one else!’ he added, banging his fist on the table.

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