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- n. Dated form of shikari.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sportsman; esp., a native hunter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India, a hunter or sportsman.
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Even Fritz appeared to be impressed with the belief that the shikaree was the most important personage in the party: for every time that the latter descended from the cliff the dog had paid his "devoirs" to him, frisking around, leaping up, and looking steadfastly in his face, as if congratulating him on being their deliverer!
Hindoo hunter or "shikaree," called Ossaroo; and this individual was the sole attendant and companion of the two brothers -- with the exception of
I remember meeting a distinguished man in India, who had the reputation of being a great shikaree, who told me that the greatest temptation he had ever had in his life was to shoot a giant snake which he had come across in the Terai of Upper India.
The panther quietly crouched five paces in front of me, with all my despoiled property, stripped from the shikaree, around and under him.
In the mean while the shikaree had retreated some paces to the left.
It was now that the shikaree was feeling the elephant shortage.
Six or seven had howdahs, the rest blankets: those with howdahs being for the party and its leader, Bam Bahadur, a noted shikaree; and the others to carry provisions and bring back the spoil.
The second rounding-up was less simple than the first, because the tiger had more choice of hiding places; but again our shikaree displayed his wonderful intuition, and in about an hour we had ringed the creature in.
In those days no native shikaree owned and operated a gun, -- or at the most very, very few of them did.
This is the shikaree come with khubber of "ishnap," and quail, and duck, and in fact of anything you like up to bison and tiger.