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  • n. Alternative spelling of palanquin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers

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Examples

  • There was a very slim, languid-looking beauty in a gold sari reclining in the palankeen, another plump piece in scarlet trousers and jacket beside her, and a third, very black, but fine-boned as a Swede, with a pearl headdress that must have cost my year's pay, sitting in a kind of camp-chair alongside — even the ladies 'maid standing beside the palankeen was a looker, with great almond eyes and a figure inside her plain white sari like a Hindoo temple goddess.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • There was a very slim, languid-looking beauty in a gold sari reclining in the palankeen, another plump piece in scarlet trousers and jacket beside her, and a third, very black, but fine-boned as a Swede, with a pearl headdress that must have cost my year's pay, sitting in a kind of camp-chair alongside - even the ladies 'maid standing beside the palankeen was a looker, with great almond eyes and a figure inside her plain white sari like a Hindoo temple goddess.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • The trial came off in June of '91, and it's one of the regrets of my life that I was not present, if only to see stout Bertie in the witness-box, squirming under the inquisition of saucy jurors who didn't know their place, unlike the judge and counsel who grovelled to him something servile, and did everything but tote him in and out of court in a palankeen.

    Watershed

  • We saw the lights, and heard music, but presently all was still, and many came out, to a palankeen in which ladies travel, and so away.

    Fiancée

  • She considered me, one smooth dusky arm up on the swing rope - and then I recognised her: she was the ladies 'maid who had been standing by the palankeen at the palace gate.

    Fiancée

  • Now, close by the gate there happened to be a number of booths and side-shows set 'tip - the usual things, lemonade-sellers, a fakir with a plant growing through his palm, sundry beggars, and a kind of punch-and Judy show, which was being watched by a group of ladies in a palankeen.

    Fiancée

  • For example, Ewart was killed on the way to the ghat in a palankeen; Vibart's kit was carried and his wife escorted by rebels of his regiment; five loyal sepoys were murdered; Moore ( "the real defender of Cawnpore") was killed in the water, shoving off.

    Fiancée

  • Most of the hadjys were mounted in the Shebrye, a sort of palankeen placed upon the camel.

    Travels in Arabia

  • This being received in discourteous silence, they put me in a sedan or palankeen, and brought me into the Country, although I objected strenuously and spoke quite sharply, but to no avail.

    Flashman's Lady

  • Now, close by the gate there happened to be a number of booths and side-shows set 'tip — the usual things, lemonade-sellers, a fakir with a plant growing through his palm, sundry beggars, and a kind of punch-and Judy show, which was being watched by a group of ladies in a palankeen.

    Flashman In The Great Game

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