But a race also is a PW, and so, singularly enough, is an examination or a Durbar.
At this the company was much frightened, excepting the card-players, who said ‘PW!’
PW is one of the hardest worked of Burmese words, and represents perhaps the most characteristic feature of the country.
Their next meeting was at a PW in Mandalay, on a memorable night in 1897, long after the Myowun had been allowed to return.
A graceful little pandal had been erected wherein I was invited to witness a PW before beginning work.
More cheroots—more betel for chewing—more fruit—more sweetmeats—then a grand feast—after that a PW, or theatrical play.