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  • n. Plural form of shikaree.


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  • Three shikarees died that afternoon, ambushed in the high woods, and that night, when the road-builders camped in one of the grassy upland valleys, some shots were fired from a neighbouring wood.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • The upland valleys had become a favourite hunting ground for the shikarees who used nets, snares and ancient matchlocks to kill hares, wild pigs, deer, quail and partridge that they sold to the officers, and Sharpe assumed a party of the hunters was close to the track, but after a few seconds the firing intensified.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • So far they had fetched in three ancient matchlocks that must have belonged to shikarees, a broken musket of local manufacture, and a fine pistol and sword that had been taken from an engineer officer.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • "But these chaps are splendid little shikarees, and fear nothing that stands on four legs."

    Jack Haydon's Quest

  • These hill-shikarees are very genuine fellows, and their intense love of the sport will keep them honest and true to us.

    Fix Bay'nets The Regiment in the Hills

  • It is said by shikarees to feed only once every third day, when, after gorging itself, it retires to its den for the other two.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • A little crowd had, by this time, collected round them; and the women, when they heard that the strangers were shikarees, who had come up with the intention of killing tigers, brought them bowls of milk, cakes and other presents.

    The Tiger of Mysore A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib

  • We might still say that we are shikarees, but that tigers had become scarce on the other side of the hills, and, hearing a talk that

    The Tiger of Mysore A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib

  • Of course, we should not go up dressed as we are, but as shikarees, and when we went into a village, should begin by asking whether the people are troubled with any tigers in the neighbourhood.

    The Tiger of Mysore A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib

  • They say they are shikarees, who have come into the village to gain a reward for killing

    The Tiger of Mysore A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib


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