from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An antidote to heat, especially a rotating fan attached to a window.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A device for circulating and cooling the air, consisting essentially of a kind of roasting fan fitted in a window and incased in wet tatties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus used in India for cooling the air. It consists of a revolving wheel fitted to a window, and usually inclosed in wet tatties, through which the air is forced.
King settled down on his side of the compartment, after a struggle with the thermantidote that refused to work.
Only through the broken thermantidote in King's compartment no wet air came.
The houses being unusually strong and well-built, might by some art of thermantidote be rendered cool enough in the hottest weather: they are now ovens. 3 It was my habit to retire immediately after the late breakfast to the little room upstairs, to sprinkle it with water, and to lie down on a mat.
I felt the hair lift at the back of my head, and my heart thump like a thermantidote paddle.
We walk upon cool matting; we recline upon long-armed chairs; low and heavy punkahs swing overhead; a sweet breathing of wet _khaskhas_ grass comes sobbing out of the thermantidote; and a gigantic but gentle _khidmatgar_ is always at our elbow with long glasses on a silver tray.
a gossip with the _saices; _ [Q] but while _Sunny Baba_ is at large, and might at any moment make a raid on Mamma, who is dozing over a novel on a spider-chair near the mouth of the thermantidote, the Ayah and