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  • n. marquee (tent)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India, an awning set on poles, forming a square tent with open sides, used for receptions and similar purposes.


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  • The police has put up a 'shamiana' at the scene of the blast in order to facilitate the work of investigators and forensic experts.


  • Somewhere, a mile ahead in the dust and scrub, Bapa, Aurangzeb, and Roshan would have halted also to pitch tents, light cooking fires, set up shamiana awnings to keep them cool.

    Shadow Princess

  • Who can say how many pseudostylic shamiana, how few or how many of the most venerated public impostures, how very many piously forged palimpsests slipped in the first place by this morbid process from his pelagiarist pen?

    Finnegans Wake

  • Thus, with jests and counter-jests, they reached the great _shamiana_, erected for the occasion, and were swallowed up in an overwhelming flood of scarlet and dark blue uniforms.

    The Path to Honour

  • Hem, as he was known among friends and colleagues who assembled here under a white shamiana in Swami Agnivesh's quarters, was killed with Maoist leader Azad on the night of July 1-2.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • Rohtak deputy commissioner P C Meena and SSP A K Rao stood at the entrance of the VIP shamiana while a ‘naib tehsildar†™ Parmod Pehel supervised the food service in this section.

    The Times of India

  • ROHTAK: The grand pre-wedding bash of Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda†™ s son Deepender Hooda on Wednesday had Haryana†™ s who†™ s who in attendance, with the state†™ s top cops and bureaucrats managing the huge crowds everywhere: from the food shamiana to the toilets.

    The Times of India

  • Rohtak division, along with senior district officials from Rohtak, Sonepat, Jhajjar, Panipat and Karnal districts remained at the VIP shamiana throughout the function.

    The Times of India

  • Her canvas tries to capture the scene of innumerable easels and splashes of paint under the colourful shamiana and the dappled sunlight.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • An applique and gilt metal-thread embroidered shamiana, from the cloth of gold suite of fabric used by Tipu Sultan in the Royal Toshkhana, which was estimated to sell for 30,000 pounds to 40,000 pounds went for 21,250 pounds.



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