from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See choke .


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  • At this time Conolly told me that on the preceding day the Envoy's head had been paraded about in the court-yard; that his and Trevor's bodies had been hung up in the public bazar, or _chouk_; and that it was with the greatest difficulty that the old hurwah, Zuman Khan, had saved him and Airey from being murdered by a body of fanatics, who had attempted to rush into the room where they were.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843 Various

  • He had mapped this route out carefully in the day and knew just how to avoid the patrolling guards, and he was back in the narrow _chouk_ of the town that was a struggling stream of swaggering Pindaris, and darker skinned Marwari bunnias and shopkeepers.

    Caste William Alexander Fraser 1896


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