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  • n. Plural form of nautch.


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  • I'd settle for you alongside this minute, thinks I, as I surveyed the company: villainous two-rupee bravos, painted harpies who should have been perched in trees, a seedy flute-and-tom-tom band accompanying a couple of gyrating nautches whom you wouldn't have touched with a long pole, and Sikh brandy fit to corrode a bucket.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • A nautchni, or dance by nautches, was next provided for the visitors 'entertainment.

    The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands

  • He named one of the sauciest of the old-time nautches, and smiled at his own pun.

    A Diversity of Creatures

  • Jubraj suspected us of treachery in asking him to arrange and be present at these nautches.

    My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny

  • They cease when they marry, but up till then they take great pride in their nautches.

    My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny

  • Bands of nautches are considered necessary appurtenances of the courts of native Hindu princes, although they are never found in the palaces of Mohammedans.

    Modern India

  • The nautches may be very wicked, but they certainly are not attractive in appearance.

    Modern India

  • The nautches of India have received considerable attention from many sources.

    Modern India

  • The priests are said to encourage the attentions of rich young Hindus because of the gifts of money and jewels they are in the habit of showering upon nautches they admire, but each girl is supposed to have a

    Modern India

  • There is a difference of opinion as to the beauty of the nautches.

    Modern India


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