from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
- To inspect for the purpose of detecting and throwing out what is bad: as, to
- noun In India, a banker or money-changer.
- noun In China, Japan, etc., a native teller or silver-expert, employed by banks and mercantile establishments to inspect and count all dollars that reach the firm, and detect and throw out the bad or defaced ones.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun East Indies A banker, or changer of money.
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- noun India A money-changer or
bankerin South Asia.
- noun Hong Kong A cashier at a car park.
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Guests came face to face with two mandarins, a wedding bride, a woman with bound feet and her child, a schoolmaster, a shroff (money changer), three soldiers, and a Buddhist priest with a shaved head (fig. 9.7).
The ape cried, "I am the ape of Abu al-Sa'adat the Jew, the shroff."
Large sums are continually won and lost, it being a common thing to see gamblers, both men and women, after staking their last cash hand over watches, jewellery and other valuables to the shroff for valuation, and hazard all on a final throw to retrieve their losses.
This table is covered with a fine grass mat and surrounded on three sides with benches for the players, while on the fourth side sit the croupier and the banker or shroff.
Shanghai Bank was swindled seriously by a shroff who had done honest duty for a great number of years.
Perhaps Jinendra felt compassionate toward a poor shroff (money-lender) who can not defend his suit successfully without that title-deed.
The shroff was very fearful, but as he was to be compradore now, to do the work of a
He stood eyeing the young Chinese accountant, and the shroff looked him back fairly in the eye, and the same thought passed through both minds.
So Withers and the shroff continued their desolate journey, day by day, across the plains, over such roads as are not, save in North
He left his affairs in the hands of the shroff, the Chinese accountant, who could be trusted to manage them for a short time.