from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who draws and sells toddy from the palm.


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  • [32] And that, I may observe, was a case in which a toddy-drawer, the third caste in Manjarabad, was concerned.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • It appears that when the tiger charged, one of the party, a toddy-drawer, at once climbed up a tree, and when the party retreated, carrying off the wounded, he was afraid to come down.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • And I may also mention here that I have slept in the veranda of a farmer's house, in which members of the family slept close to some of my people, who were of the toddy-drawer caste above alluded to, and who, I am sure, were quite as welcome as members of their own caste would have been.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • I was this year surprised to hear tigers and snakes classed together as to running away by a toddy-drawer -- a class of people who are often out in the jungle at dusk, and sometimes later.

    Gold, Sport, and Coffee Planting in Mysore

  • The toddy-drawer binds into one rod the numerous shoots, which are garnished with embryo nuts, and he then cuts off the ends, leaving an abrupt and brush-like termination.

    Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon

  • This remains undisturbed for twenty-four hours, from sunrise to sunrise on the following morning; the toddy-drawer then reascends the tree, and lowers he chatty by a line to an assistant below, who empties the contents into a larger vessel, and the chatty is replaced under the productive branch, which continues to yield for about a month.

    Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon


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