from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Japanese cart; a vehicle of any kind, including the jinrikisha.


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  • 2 I continue hereafter to use the Japanese word kuruma instead of the Chinese word Jin-ri-ki-sha.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Maheshwari of Beyond the Usual - Aappam with Mutton kuruma and Thengai pal

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • There are shrimp from everywhere and of every kind, live and sprightly, in open plastic sacks in Styrofoam boxes with bubbling aeration tubes: red Japanese shrimp, sweet Japanese shrimp (ama-ebi), striped Asian kuruma shrimp, along with Alaskan shrimp and Maine shrimp on ice, and frozen shrimp of every size and sort.

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  • Also had a Kerala parota with vegetable kuruma yes, spelt that way.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • The Governor sent his card early, to know if there were anything I should like to see or do, but, as the morning was grey and threatening, I wished to push on, and at 9.30 I was in the kuruma at the inn door.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • He spoke of cremation and its “necessity” in large cities, and terminated the interview by requesting me to dismiss my interpreter and kuruma, as he was going to send me to

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • They dexterously carried the kuruma through, on the shoulders of four, and showed extreme anxiety that neither it nor I should get wet.

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  • Before he left he wrote a letter for me to the Governor of Mororan, thanking him on my behalf for the use of the kuruma and other courtesies.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • This morning I left early in the kuruma with two kind and delightful savages.

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  • I have a folding-chair — for in a Japanese house there is nothing but the floor to sit upon, and not even a solid wall to lean against — an air-pillow for kuruma travelling, an india-rubber bath, sheets, a blanket, and last, and more important than all else, a canvas stretcher on light poles, which can be put together in two minutes; and being 2.5 feet high is supposed to be secure from fleas.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan


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