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[doo-lee] /ˈdu li/
noun, plural dhoolies.


or doolie, dhooly

[doo-lee] /ˈdu li/
noun, plural doolies.
(in India) a simple litter, often used to transport sick or wounded persons.
Origin of dooly
First recorded in 1615-25, dooly is from the Hindi word ḍōlī litter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then you will lend us a dhooly for this man, and people to carry him?

    Gil the Gunner George Manville Fenn
  • In effect the doctor and the men with the dhooly came back just then.

    Gil the Gunner George Manville Fenn
  • This archway led into that court which is world-famous under the name of dhooly Square.

  • The strength of the Force consisted of 10,000 fighting men and 2000 followers, besides 1000 dhooly bearers and 3000 coolies.

  • It was a last resource; and though the men grumbled, they lifted the dhooly, and I marched by the side.

    Gil the Gunner George Manville Fenn

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