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shama

[shah-muh] /ˈʃɑ mə/
noun
1.
a slender long-tailed thrush, Copsychus malabaricus, of southern Asia and introduced into Hawaii, having black plumage with a white rump and tail sides and a chestnut belly.
Origin of shama
1830-1840
1830-40; said to be < Hindi śāmā
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  • But I started to tell you, not about myself at all, but about shama Bhana.

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  • shama Bhana was overcome for a moment, Deal said, and then he went on quietly.

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  • I piled the arms near the fire, rolled myself up in a shama of Brou's, and lay down on a sheepskin to go to sleep.

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  • At this the shepherd shama, who had listened with doubt in his face, started up in anger.

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  • shama Sahai was young and strong, accustomed for many of her sixteen years to the heat of the noonday sun in the fields.

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  • As the streets were full of people crowding this way and that, shama Sahai kept as close to her parents as she could.

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  • At once the little company hurried to the great temple which was by far the most wonderful building that shama had ever seen.

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  • During all this time the fat priest kept close to them and it seemed to shama that his eyes were always upon her.

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  • That night shama Sahai was not happy although she had reached the place where she had so longed to be.

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  • shama Sahai lay perfectly quiet as the couple, still mumbling unkind remarks at each other, came in and lay down on the floor.

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