from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Turkestan, a place inhabited during the winter; winter quarters; also, any settlement or village.
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The Khanum told me that Ask was only their yeïlak, or summer residence, and that Amol, near the Caspian, was their kishlak, or winter abode.
He was to inquire what description of infidels they were, whether they lived in an island all the year round, without possessing any _kishlak_ (warm region) to migrate to in the summer, and whether most of them did not inhabit ships and eat fish; and if they did live there, how it happened that they had obtained possession of India; and he was to clear up that question so long agitated in Persia, how England and London were connected, whether