Definition of Bhisti

1. Noun. A Bhisti, one of the traditional water-carriers of India ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bhisti

1. bheesty [n -S] - See also: bheesty

Bhisti Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bhisti

bheestie
bheesties
bheesty
bhel
bhelpuri
bhelpuris
bhels
bhikkhu
bhikkhus
bhikshu
bhikshus
bhindi
bhindis
bhistee
bhistees
bhisti (current term)
bhistie
bhisties
bhistis
bhoona
bhoonas
bhoot
bhoots
bhoy
bhp
bhuna
bhunas
bhunder
bhunders
bhut

Literary usage of Bhisti

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1. Indian Pictures by William Urwick (1891)
"Here again is Tranquebar, once a Danish settlement. The entire district abounds in specimens of Dravidian bhisti, OR WATER-CARRIER. architecture. ..."

2. Life in the mission, the camp and the zenáná; or, Six years in India by Colin Mackenzie (1854)
"... Commandant— Promotion of Havildar Major—" The Labourers in my Vineyard "— Poor bhisti—Orphan School—Dogs—Tinkling Feet—Evil Example of Officers. ..."

3. Uganda for a Holiday by Frederick Treves (1910)
"The most sickening episode was in connection with a bhisti or water carrier. A lion leapt over the thorn fence and by the light of a camp fire hauled the ..."

4. The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy (1905)
"There entered a very harmless couple, a bhisti, carrying his empty water-bag ... The poor bhisti was so taken aback by the sight of the gleaming blade with ..."

5. Jungle Life in India: Or, The Journeys and Journals of an Indian Geologist by Valentine Ball (1880)
"To this I simply replied, that if the bhisti saw fit to pay them their wages he ... This checkmated them, for they paid their debt to the bhisti, and then, ..."

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