Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of zaptieh.

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Examples

  • We took prisoner as many of their Arab zaptiehs as still were living -- aye, they even brought Arabs against us -- poor fools who had not yet heard of Zeitoon's defenders!

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • He asked the Kaimmakam for protection, and was given a hundred soldiers and some zaptiehs.

    High Albania

  • How can order be kept without zaptiehs or a prison?

    High Albania

  • Aided thus by the zaptiehs, the tax-collecting expedition naturally failed.

    High Albania

  • The trade route from Prizren to Scutari was a rich plundering ground, and the Mirdite zaptiehs, instituted to safeguard it, are, so runs the tale, the only gendarmes regularly paid by the old Turkish Government, as, if their pay is more than a week or so in arrears, they promptly "hold up" the road and – in bad cases – cut the telegraph line.

    High Albania

  • They were indignant, and said they did not want Turkish zaptiehs in their land, were not afraid of them, and would defend their kulas even against artillery.

    High Albania

  • Whenever the pay of the Mirdite zaptiehs was in arrears (and, as it depends on the Turkish Government, this is often the case), they close the road, and "hold up" all goods upon it till the pay is forthcoming.

    High Albania

  • We took prisoner as many of their Arab zaptiehs as still were living -- aye, they even brought Arabs against us -- poor fools who had not yet heard of Zeitoon's defenders!

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • They will provide you with zaptiehs or cavasses -- a guard when necessary, and generally see that you are not molested or carried off by brigands, or such kind of folk. "

    Yussuf the Guide The Mountain Bandits; Strange Adventure in Asia Minor

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