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or gharri

[gar-ee] /ˈgær i/
noun, plural gharries.
a horse-drawn cab or carriage used in India and Egypt.
Origin of gharry
First recorded in 1800-10, gharry is from the Hindi word gāṛī Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Thus ran his thoughts as the woman alighted from the gharry and crossed the compound.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • The door of the gharry was narrow, and they could only come at me one at a time.

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

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • Whenever the gharry thrashed over the tram-lines, she closed her eyes.

    Hilda Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • For an hour over a road beside which the Corniche is commonplace indeed, the gharry rolled on.

    A Transient Guest Edgar Saltus
  • 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
  • "I can't ever thank you enough," she told him as they left the gharry and entered the hotel.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • At last I managed to pick up a gharry and here I am, full of contrition for my bad behaviour.

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

  • We got out of the gharry and clambered into dwellings airy like packing crates, or descended into places sinister like cellars.

    Falk Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for gharry


noun (pl) -ries
(in India) a horse-drawn vehicle available for hire
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi gārī
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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