Definitions

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  • adj. Imperfect, makeshift; ramshackle, second-rate.
  • n. Dried brick or mud, used as a material.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cutcha.

Etymologies

From Hindi कच्चा (kaccā, "raw, unripe"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Around 15,000 'kutcha', thatched and 'pucca' houses collapsed in the Tuesday night's storm which, packing a wind speed of 125 kmph, rendered over 25,000 people homeless in the state and North Dinajpur district in neighbouring West Bengal where 39 people died.

    Analysis

  • Singh said the canal bed would remain "kutcha", which will help in water recharging while embankments would be "pucca" as it would prevent wild vegetation in the canals and supply water faster.

    Top Headlines

  • The landmine site is on the State Highway that attracts heavy vehicular movement, and the blast has proved that the Maoists have mined trunk roads in addition to the innumerable 'kutcha' roads in the forests.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • I was soothed and refreshed by the time we got off the train at a kutcha platform made of beaten earth and shielded from the world outside by one metal railing on which hung a sign with the name of the station in Bengali and English: MANOHARPUR .

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • The rest are given a second roll and in the second kutcha sifting about 20 - 25% rolled leaf is taken out.

    Darjeeling Tea Processing - The process of Darjeeling Tea manufacture

  • After the first roll, the leaf is sifted (kutcha sifting) and the fine leaves (about 20%) are taken out.

    Darjeeling Tea Processing - The process of Darjeeling Tea manufacture

  • The houses are very high and narrow and built of mud brick (_kutcha_), which is constantly though slowly powdering away.

    Southern Arabia

  • This is a slack, kutcha country where all men work with imperfect instruments; and the wisest thing is to take no one and nothing in earnest, but to escape as soon as ever you can to some place where amusement is amusement and a reputation worth the having.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • They are also well watered, for the water is near the surface, and in the tight muteear soil a kutcha well, or well without masonry, will stand good for twenty seasons.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

  • In most stations, kutcha-wells, formed at a cost of from 20 to 50 rupees, would suffice for watering such groves.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

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