from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India, a light early-morning refreshment served before breakfast: otherwise called early tea.
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"He fell into a budmash on his way home and was half-drowned, but the chickory, assisted by a friendly chota-hazri, managed to pull him out ... quite an eventful day!"
At six o'clock this is broken by chota-hazri, another tropical institution, consisting merely of clear tea and biscuits.
No matter how tired I was or how dead sleepy, I had to receive that confounded chota-hazri.
About this time one of the hotel boys brought the inevitable chota-hazri -- the tea and biscuits of early morning.