Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short, heavy stick or club with a knob on one end, used as both a striking and throwing weapon by the Bushmen and other natives of South Africa. Also called knobkerrie.

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Examples

  • "Years ago, kirri isso (a white hued shrimp) used to grow in the lagoon in the season when the lagoon opens to the sea," recalls Tissakuttiarachchige Ariyadasa, a villager who still herds buffaloes in the wetland.

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  • (_kirri_) were also abundant, and there was good grazing for camels,

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  • Strong and spicy are the odours of the plants and trees that gather on the edge of and crowd in the jungle, the so-called native ginger, nutmeg, quandong, milkwood, bean-tree, the kirri-cue of the blacks (EUPOMATIA LAURINA), koie-yan (FARADAYA

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  • Strong and spicy are the odours of the plants and trees that gather on the edge of and crowd in the jungle, the so-called native ginger, nutmeg, quandong, milkwood, bean-tree, the kirri-cue of the blacks (EUPOMATIA LAURINA), koie-yan (FARADAYA

    Confessions of a Beachcomber

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