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gharry

or gharri

[gar-ee] /ˈgær i/
noun, plural gharries.
1.
a horse-drawn cab or carriage used in India and Egypt.
Origin of gharry
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10, gharry is from the Hindi word gāṛī
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  • The door of the gharry was narrow, and they could only come at me one at a time.

  • I was driven to the Brusa station in his gharry, for which he made me pay two liras.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • The rickshaw was borrowed from Japan; the "gharry" has been imported from India.

  • In the street he found a gharry after a while and drove to his hotel.

  • A whip cracked, the gharry started; in a moment it was on the road.

    A Transient Guest Edgar Saltus
  • Whenever the gharry thrashed over the tram-lines, she closed her eyes.

    Hilda Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • He made no other movement, no gesture, no sign, and remained facing in the new direction after the gharry had swung out of sight.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • He was a short distance beyond the mouth of the alleyway when a gharry rolled by.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • "I can't ever thank you enough," she told him as they left the gharry and entered the hotel.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • Thus ran his thoughts as the woman alighted from the gharry and crossed the compound.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
British Dictionary definitions for gharry

gharry

/ˈɡærɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
(in India) a horse-drawn vehicle available for hire
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi gārī
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