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  • Without a word she led on up the alley, and I followed close, my heart thumping and my hand on the pepperbox under my poshteen as I scanned the shadows ahead.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • I had a poshteen in my valise, and had gathered a few odds and ends since coming to Lahore — Persian boots, pyjamys and sash for lounging on the hotter days, and the like.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • I had envisaged the usual fat babu or skinny clerk, but Jassa was a pock-marked, barrel-chested villain, complete with hairy poshteen, * (* Coat.) skull-cap, and Khyber knife — just the man you'd choose, as a rule, to see you through rough country, but I was leery of this one from the start.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • I had envisaged the usual fat babu or skinny clerk, but Jassa was a pock-marked, barrel-chested villain, complete with hairy poshteen, * (* Coat.) skull-cap, and Khyber knife - just the man you'd choose, as a rule, to see you through rough country, but I was leery of this one from the start.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • I had a poshteen in my valise, and had gathered a few odds and ends since coming to Lahore - Persian boots, pyjamys and sash for lounging on the hotter days, and the like.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • I slipped into his shirt and cavalry breeches, drew on the soft boots, donned his hairy poshteen, * (* Sheepskin coat.) stuck the Khyber cleaver in my sash, and was winding the puggaree round my head and wishing I had a revolver as well, when Ilderim says thoughtfully:

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • The guides, keeping in the tracks of the animals, marked off dangerous places with their sticks; and behind them rode Lenox, muffled to the eyes in poshteen and Balaklava cap, his league of leg barely two feet off the ground; his keen little pony -- long since christened 'The

    The Great Amulet

  • But seeing that insistence would damp their childish spirit of festivity, he accepted Benjamin's portion; and satisfied his conscience by sharing it with Brutus, the inevitable, who snuggled contentedly under a corner of his poshteen, and thanked his stars he was not as other dogs, a mere loafer round clubs and cantonments.

    The Great Amulet

  • William, wrapped in a _poshteen_ -- silk-embroidered sheepskin jacket trimmed with rough astrakhan -- looked out with moist eyes and nostrils that dilated joyously.

    The Kipling Reader Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling

  • Well, while I was talking with Rutton Singh I saw Stalky coming down from the watch-tower, rather puffy about the eyes, his poshteen coated with claret-colored ice.

    Stalky & Co.

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  • "Lady Sale noted matter-of-factly that she herself 'had fortunately only one ball in my arm; three others passed through my poshteen (fur pelisse) near the shoulder without doing me any injury'."

    —Annabel Venning, Following the Drum: The Lives of Army Wives and Daughters Past and Present (London: Headline, 2005), 237

    May 18, 2010