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  • n. A fly-flapper or whisk originally made from the bushy tail of a yak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A whisk to keep off files, used in the East Indies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the East Indies, a whisk or brush used to drive off flies, often made of the bushy tail of the Tibetan yak set in a decorated handle, and in this form one of the ensigns of ancient Asiatic royalty. Also spelled chourie, chowrie.


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