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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An armed constable or courier in Turkey.

Usage examples (9)
  • He called the kavass, the uniformed consular attendant, and sent him in search of Kagig.
  • There they jumped into an araba with a kavass on the box, dashed down Pera Street, past the banking quarter, over the Galata bridge, up the Sublime Porte Road and into...
  • A magnificent kavass in blue and silver stood outside.
  • "Oh, hullo!" said Monty over his shoulder, as our names were called out by the stately consular kavass. for more
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