Definition of Charpoy

1. Noun. (India) A type of common bedstead in India. ¹



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Definition of Charpoy

1. a bed used in India [n -POYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Charpoy

charnelhouse
charnelhouses
charnels
charoite
charoites
charon phage
charophyte
charophytes
charoset
charoseth
charosets
charpai
charpais
charpie
charpies
charpoy (current term)
charpoys
charqui
charquid
charquis
charr
charras
charreada
charreadas
charred
charred pancake cup
charret
charrets
charrette
charrettes

Literary usage of Charpoy

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1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1890)
"The furniture consisted of a few jars, a rude bed, like an Indian charpoy, and a low stool. Fire was built on the floor, and as there was no outlet for the ..."

2. My Diary in India, in the Year 1858-9 by William Howard Russell (1860)
"News of Bene Madho.— A natural fortress.—" We have them at last! "—Dispositions for the attack.—Accident to Lord Clyde.—The Lord Sahib's charpoy. ..."

3. The London Medical Recorder (1850)
"Shortly afterwards he rose from the charpoy (bedstead), and filled an earthen pot with sero-mucous fluid, containing a thick flaky sediment. ..."

4. A Vagabond Journey Around the World: A Narrative of Personal Experience by Harry Alverson Franck (1911)
"I ‘II pay for the damage to the charpoy.” “Oh! ... But when the inspector is coming and the much blood in the charpoy, he is thinking ..."

5. The Story of a Soldier's Life by Garnet Wolseley Wolseley (1903)
"My eye lit upon the offending charpoy that Carter had condemned in strong words to the " old gentleman's " care during the previous night. ..."

6. A Short Account of the Lives of the Bishops of Calcutta, Gathered from Their by William Crawford Bromehead (1876)
"At the head and also at the foot of the charpoy is another ... grasping the charpoy with his hands and paddling in the water with his feet. ..."

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