Definitions

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  • noun An Indian bracelet.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His remarks reflect, rather, his legitimate resentment that every E-grade churi now has a free pass to Toronto while he, a man of such obvious merit, remains stuck in Islamabad.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • His remarks reflect, rather, his legitimate resentment that every E-grade churi now has a free pass to Toronto while he, a man of such obvious merit, remains stuck in Islamabad.

    Field-Marshal M. and His Mummy-Ji

  • After having first well pared the hoofs with my churi, I applied each petul hot, glowing hot, to the pindro.

    Lavengro

  • The ashes, with his idol or _guauqui_ called _Cusi-churi_, were found in Calis-puquiu where the Indians had concealed it, and offered to it many sacrifices.

    History of the Incas

  • "Brotherly love's no good agin 'that kind o' beast, a good strong fist's the thing, or better still a little, sharp _churi_ -- like mine!"

    Peregrine's Progress

  • I would fain show her to you in her swift angers and ineffable tenderness, in her lofty pride and sweet humility, passionate with life yet boldly virginal, fronting evil scornful and undismayed, with eyes glittering bright as her "little _churi_" yet yielding herself a willing sacrifice and meekly enduring for Friendship's sake.

    Peregrine's Progress

  • "Count, grannam, count!" she cried imperiously, "and if't is not enough I've my little _churi_ for the first as dare touch me!"

    Peregrine's Progress

  • India, _churi_ is a knife, _nak_ the nose, _balia_ hairs, and so on, with others which would be among the first to be furnished with slang equivalents.

    The Gypsies

  • After having first well pared the hoofs with my churi, I applied each petul hot, glowing hot to the pindro.

    Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest

  • After having first well pared the hoofs with my churi, {69b} I applied each petul hot, glowing hot to the pindro. {69c} Oh, how the hoofs hissed; and, oh, the pleasant pungent odour which diffused itself through the dingle, an odour good for an ailing spirit!

    Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825

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