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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers.

Usage examples (25)
  • The grandees, when they appear abroad, are carried in a kind of palanquin, which is borne on two negroes 'shoulders.
  • The pagoda, as he persisted in calling the palanquin, had been left standing on the spot where we last saw it.
  • Best band ever, and wins for the use of such words as "palanquin," "lariat," and "pachyderm" with total ease.
  • Corinne carried in a kind of palanquin as far as the hermitage of St for more
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