Definitions

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  • n. A small vehicle used in India, pulled by a single horse.

Etymologies

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From Hindi.

Examples

  • 'Behold the memsahib has ordered but one tonga, and a fool-thing of an ekka.

    The Pool in the Desert

  • No ekka -- the one which had been ordered with the landau having apparently got another job and departed.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Freddie, who, shaken up in his small cage for three days in an ekka, seemed in piteous plight, feathers (what there were of them) ruffled and unkempt, and eyes dim and half closed.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Some few had, by fair means or foul, got hold of an ekka or two and hidden them; others had seized ponies, but nothing to harness them to.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Presently a stray ekka, drawn by a sorely weary-looking mule, appeared on the scene, and we seized upon it instantly, loaded it up with most of the baggage, and despatched coolies with the rest.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • The Tehsildhar produced one ekka with great pomp, as earnest of what he could and would do later on.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • The ekka horses, too, had brought our heavy luggage all the way from

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • There was a moment's uproar when, wishing for a better view, the driver of a tawdry _ekka_ urged his half-starved pony forward.

    Leonie of the Jungle

  • Animals and birds in large quantities added motion and color to the street scenes, together with brightly caparisoned elephants, stately camels, and white bullocks with their long horns and dreamy eyes, drawing the little two-wheeled _ekka_, which sometimes carried four occupants.

    Travels in the Far East

  • He produced an ekka from somewhere -- one of those two-wheeled carts drawn by one insignificant pony that do most of the unpretentious work of India; and he and Ismail, the Afridi gateman, drove off into the darkness with a covered load.

    Guns of the Gods

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