from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Hindu priest, devotee, monk, or religious mendicant.
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So she shut up her great house, and built herself the little hut which you saw – built it of dried palm-leaves and straw and huge bambus, and she went on a visit to a gosain who lives in the next village, who initiated her into vows of vengeance.
Untenanted it had been since the death of the last gosain, many moons gone by; and the idol in the niche looked neglected and surly.
In the heart of the patch hides the gosain of Bubbling Well Road.
Five miles west of Chachuran lies Bubbling Well Road, and the house of the gosain or priest of Arti-goth.