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  • Sack of Fort Chitor be upon him who violates the seal, it is the oath of all Rajputs -- _tilac_, that which is forbidden.


  • "Bismillah!" the Chief cried for he had not noticed this before; "it is the _tilac_, the Rana's sealing of the document; it is the mystic number that means that the contents are sacred, that the curse of the



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  • "'I had supposed she was only walking on the higher slope for tilac berries. No wonder her poor feet are so torn. She too will be better for a cup of tea.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 223

    March 5, 2008