Definition of Hammals
1. hammal [n] - See also: hammal
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammals
Literary usage of Hammals
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. By-paths in the Balkans by Frederick William von Herbert (1906)
"The weight-carrying performances of the professional hammals are incredible. ... I once watched a party of young hammals disporting ..."
2. A Ride Through Western Asia by Charles Clive Bigham Mersey (1897)
"These hammals are an important feature in Constantinople. Many of them are Armenians, and they suffered particularly in the last massacre (September, 1896). ..."
3. The Evil of the East: Or, Truth about Turkey by Kesnin (1888)
"Everything is carried by hammals, those two-footed beasts of burden, as The'ophile Gautier styled them. In Constantinople, there are some twenty thousand ..."
4. Eastern Life and Scenery: With Excursions in Asia Minor, Mytilene, Crete by Mary Adelaide Walker (1886)
"... honest, and industrious body of men, are the " hammals," or street porters, who are also employed as the guardians of banks, counting-houses, and shops, ..."