definition of palanquin by The Free Dictionary

The Sorceress rode in a beautiful palanquin which was like the body of a coach, having doors and windows with silken curtains; but instead of wheels, which a coach has, the palanquin rested upon two long, horizontal bars, which were borne upon the shoulders of twelve servants.

The Gump flew along slowly at a point directly over the palanquin in which rode the Sorceress.

It was a huge vehicle, roomy, as easy in its motion as a palanquin, and exceedingly comfortable.
“It is a one-horse palanquin,” said the old gentleman, who was a wag in his way.
Snagsby,” says Bucket as a kind of shabby palanquin is borne towards them, surrounded by a noisy crowd.
They were used to jogging off alone through a hundred miles of jungle, where there was always the delightful chance of being delayed by tigers; but they would no more have bathed in the English Channel in an English August than their brothers across the world would have lain still while a leopard snuffed at their palanquin. There were boys of fifteen who had spent a day and a half on an islet in the middle of a flooded river, taking charge, as by right, of a camp of frantic pilgrims returning from a shrine.
Formerly one was obliged to travel in India by the old cumbrous methods of going on foot or on horseback, in palanquins or unwieldly coaches; now fast steamboats ply on the Indus and the Ganges, and a great railway, with branch lines joining the main line at many points on its route, traverses the peninsula from Bombay to Calcutta in three days.
“Perhaps,” said Willoughby, “his observations may have extended to the existence of nabobs, gold mohrs, and palanquins.”
They were of different sizes, and some had their mahouts or palanquins on their backs.
I used to dream of white horses and palanquins, too; but still, I like the ink-pots best.
Summary: Siaha (Mizoram) [India], Aug 30 (ANI): Rejoiced by the fact that a District Magistrate (DM) has come to visit a remote village, people of the Tisopi area in Mizoram gave him a palanquin ride.
A palanquin decorated with a model of a shrine, trays of henna, sweets, garlands and a traditional groom’s turban is also carried and represents the saint’s mehndi ceremony.

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