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saice

[sahys] /saɪs/
noun
1.
syce.

syce

or saice, sice

[sahys] /saɪs/
noun
1.
(in India) a groom; stable attendant.
Origin of syce
1645-1655
1645-55; < Urdu sā'is < Arabic
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Historical Examples
  • A saice bitten in the stables by a cobra died in twenty minutes.

    Banked Fires

    E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  • The saice was already at the mare's head, and Fletcher let the reins go.

  • Moreover, the saice has his orders, and he will not seek one.

  • You ride quietly along, and the saice follows you, walking or keeping pace with your gentle trot, as the case may be.

    Mr. Isaacs F. Marion Crawford
  • Having reached the lawn near the house, we left our horses in charge of the saice and strolled up the short walk to the verandah.

    Mr. Isaacs F. Marion Crawford
  • One of the horses held by the saice at the corner of the lawn neighed lowly, and gave Isaacs an opportunity of looking away.

    Mr. Isaacs F. Marion Crawford
  • The sun leaves Annandale early, and I put on a coat and lit a cigarette, while the saice saddled our second mounts.

    Mr. Isaacs F. Marion Crawford
  • At intervals of seven or eight miles I found a saice with a fresh pony picketed and grazing at the end of the long rope.

    Mr. Isaacs F. Marion Crawford
  • A saice ran forward to take his animal, and he slid to the ground and stamped his feet as if stiff.

    The Lamp in the Desert

    Ethel M. Dell
  • Raymond Meredith galloped into the camp and flinging his reins to a saice, leaped to the ground.

    Banked Fires

    E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
British Dictionary definitions for saice

saice

/saɪs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of syce

syce

/saɪs/
noun
1.
(formerly, in India) a servant employed to look after horses, drive carriages, etc
2.
(in Malaysia) a driver or chauffeur
Word Origin
C17: from Urdu sā'is, from Arabic, from sāsa to administer
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