from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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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"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.
(_kirri_) were also abundant, and there was good grazing for camels,
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