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  • n. Plural form of krees.

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Examples

  • The men wear either 'sarongs' or trousers, or both, and a cotton jacket, and are always armed either with kreeses or chopping-knives, carried in their belts; the weapons are for cutting down cocoanuts and bamboo, and for protection against snakes and tigers.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • Java one may meet a 'Gardoe,' or patrol of the country police, consisting of three bare-footed Javanese constables, in uniform of a semi-European cut and armed with kreeses.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • There was not a square foot of the walls which was not adorned by knives, javelins, Malay kreeses, Chinese opium pipes, and such other trifles as old travellers gather round them.

    The Firm of Girdlestone

  • The unfortunate lion-destroyer was therefore reduced to selling the store of guns by retail, rifle by rifle; so went the daggers, the Malay kreeses, and the life-preservers.

    Tartarin of Tarascon

  • Javanese, with their glittering kreeses or daggers in their hands, which they flourished about while they vociferated loudly, were very ferocious-looking fellows.

    James Braithwaite, the Supercargo The Story of his Adventures Ashore and Afloat

  • On came the pirates in overwhelming numbers, their sharp kreeses making fearful havoc among our poor fellows.

    James Braithwaite, the Supercargo The Story of his Adventures Ashore and Afloat

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