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  • n. Plural form of chaprassi.

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Examples

  • Mishal turned down all his offers, and after three days -- because banking is banking -- Mr. Qureishi departed for the city, leaving behind one of the motor -- scooter chaprassis to serve the women.

    The Satanic Verses

  • The Legal Member's knowledge of natives was limited to English-speaking Durbaris, and his own red chaprassis, the Sub-Montane Tracts concerned no one in particular, the Deputy Commissioners were a good deal too driven to make representations, and the measure was one which dealt with small landholders only.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • And Ditta Mull says: -- 'Always fresh takkus and paying money to vakils and chaprassis and law-courts every five years or else the landlord makes me go.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • The chaprassi who took the envelope was not more of an idiot than most chaprassis.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • Durbaris, and his own red _chaprassis_, the Sub-Montane Tracts concerned no one in particular, the Deputy Commissioners were a good deal too driven to make representations, and the measure was one which dealt with small land-holders only.

    The Kipling Reader Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling

  • Dr. Wilson, the Political Peskhar, Jagat Sing, and two chaprassis were with us.

    In the Forbidden Land

  • After lingering in Garbyang for several days, I paid off my two chaprassis, Matan Sing and Narenghiri, and they returned to Almora.

    In the Forbidden Land

  • Unfortunately, I am a careless house or rather tent keeper, and I entrusted my chaprassis with the job of stowing away the provisions, for which purpose a recess under the native low bedstead served to perfection, holding as it did the different-sized vessels, with the

    In the Forbidden Land

  • I camped at Kalika (3205 feet) by the side of a gigantic tree with boughs spreading well over the road, the chaprassis and men erecting a comfortable _chöpper_ of mats, foliage, and branches.

    In the Forbidden Land

  • There I found a _peon_ and two _chaprassis_, the three men I had met on the road.

    In the Forbidden Land

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