from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To be hired by the job or on contract: applied to both persons and things.


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  • The lama watched the ticca-gharri rumble into the compound, and strode off, snuffing between each long stride.


  • There are various things to avoid, washer-men's donkeys and pariah dogs, unyoked ticca-gharries, heaps of rubbish, perhaps a leprous beggar.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • Under the Greek porch of No. 10, Middleton street, in the white sunlight between the shadows of the stucco pillars, stood a flagrant ticca-gharry.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • The ticca-gharry ponies were almost spent, and any resolute hand could have impelled them away from the carriage-pole with which the roans threatened to impale their wretched sides.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • A ticca-gharry deposited a sea captain; three carriages arrived in succession; an indefinite number of the Duke's Own, hardly any of them drunk, filed in to the rupee seats under the gallery; an overflow from

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • At all events they carried a passport to indifference in the fact that they all wanted something, and it was clear to the meanest intelligence that they appeared to be more magnificent than they were, visions in dazzling complexions and long kid gloves, rattling up in third-class ticca-gharries, with a wisp of fodder clinging to their skirts.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • There was a panic in Dhurrumtolla; a "ticca-gharry" -- the shabby oblong box on wheels, dignified in municipal regulations as a hackney carriage -- was running away.

    Hilda A Story of Calcutta

  • She had not spoken to him since the night of the Viceroy's party, when she put her Bohemian head out of the ticca-gharry to wish him good-night, and he walked home alone under the stars, trying to remember

    The Path of a Star

  • You can figure my relief when you dropped out of that ticca-ghari!

    The Bronze Bell

  • He swallowed his disappointment, while the Colonel bundled him into a ticca-gharri with his neat belongings and despatched him alone to St Xavier's.



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