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  • n. Plural form of palanquin.

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Examples

  • Ladies, borne in palanquins on the shoulders of coolies, came to see the strange devils cast up by the sea, and while their attendants drove back the common folk with whips, they would gaze long and timidly at us.

    Chapter 15

  • Ladies, borne in palanquins on the shoulders of coolies, came to see the strange devils cast up by the sea and while their attendants drove back the common folk with whips they would gaze long and timidly at us.

    Chapter 15

  • Besides the European carriages, there are also certain vehicles of home manufacture called palanquins, which are altogether closed and surrounded on all sides with jalousies.

    A Woman's Journey Round the World

  • Naturally, too, musical instruments, as well as the national means of conveyance, such as palanquins and wheel-chairs, have not escaped the notice of the

    Corea or Cho-sen The Land of the Morning Calm

  • An oasis of villas surrounded by pines, bamboo, and waterfalls, it could be reached only by palanquins and bearers, who negotiated the three-hour trip up narrow mountain trails, planting little sticks below the boulders to propitiate the spirits holding up the mountainside and crossing bridges that swayed back and forth in the wind.

    The Last Empress

  • The text on this page makes not mention of human powered vehicles, nor of ones being pushed from behind; one may presume that the illustrator heard aboud the use of palanquins and conflated this with the wheeled vehicle described.

    Dutch Futurists

  • Having seen images of palanquins and bearers, but unable to concieve of transport without wheels, the illustrator added the — to him entirely obvious and necessary — elements.

    When translating, leave currency in the original units

  • The palanquins would likely escape injury, but the carts were doomed.

    Abandoned Prose

  • They moved aside at a deliberate pace, people carrying palanquins.

    Abandoned Prose

  • The treasures include thrones, palanquins, and a room decorated with emerald beetle wings (only beetles that died natural deaths can be used).

    Traveling Light: Bangkok

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