Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of shikari.

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Examples

  • In the caravanserais of Bokhara and Samarkand he is known, and there are shikaris in the Pamirs who still speak of him round their fires.

    Greenmantle

  • This may be so, but Kashmir shikaris have remarkably vivid imaginations.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • So, while the shikaris unceasingly spied for bear, for nine mortal hours

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Emerging from the pines, we crossed a grassy slope covered with tall primulas (P. _denticulata_) of varying shades of mauve and lilac, and sat down for a bit among the flowers while the shikaris looked for game.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Ahmed Bot, however, was of opinion that all sahibs who wanted sport required two shikaris, so I imagined that while I was to be engaged with one in pursuit of bara singh, the other would employ himself in "rounding up" a few tigers for the next day's sport in another direction.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Breakfast under the same tree, sitting on the same patch of rose-coloured flowers -- a sort of fumitory (_Corydalus rutaefolia_) -- followed by another nine-hour bivouac, brought us to 5 P.M. and the extreme limit of boredom, when lo! the shikaris burst upon us in a state of frenzied excitement to announce the bear!

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil

  • Arrived, I found the _Sahib_ and about a dozen men, _shikaris_ and pony men, surrounding a dense mimosa thicket no more than thirty or forty yards in diameter.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • An hour later Brown's shikaris found the place where Dubois-Desaulle had strayed from the column, followed his trail through the bush hither and thither for two miles, to a point where he had found a native warrior seated beneath a tree.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • The beaters are going in; and the _shikaris_ (hunters) tell me that the _nullah_ swarms with pig.

    The Jungle Girl

  • I once met a Midgan on trek who showed me the unmistakable claw-marks of a lion on his camel's neck and shoulders and said he had used the animal on three such occasions; compared with these desperate encounters the exploits of our white shikaris armed with powerful modern rifles are insignificant.

    Pan-Islam

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