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  • noun Plural form of godown.


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  • These “godowns” (from the Malay word gadong), or fire-proof store-houses, are one of the most marked features of

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan Isabella Lucy 2004

  • There is a fine English club at Hankow, and a long line of tea factories called godowns; the odor of tea was distinctly noticeable for three blocks.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

  • On either side of the road were banks of long "godowns" as the rough sheds were called.

    King Rat Clavell, James, 1924- 1962

  • A post and telegraph office stands proudly in the middle of the little village, and behind it lies a range of "godowns" filled with stores for the use of a flying column should the British Raj require to send troops quickly along the Gilgit road.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil T. R. Swinburne

  • Nearly every structure is the seat of prosperous commercial ventures in Hong Kong and China proper; and tiers of water-front warehouses locally called "godowns," are filled with foodstuffs and manufactures that in time will be distributed through every town of importance in the Flowery Kingdom.

    East of Suez Ceylon, India, China and Japan Frederic Courtland Penfield 1888

  • But in truth the most prominent objects from the river are the "godowns" of the pawnbrokers, lofty, square towers of gray brick which dominate the city, play a very important part in its social economy, and are very far removed from those establishments with the trinity of gilded balls, which hide themselves shamefacedly away in our English by-streets.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither Isabella Lucy 1883

  • If he lands on the side next the town he beholds the pathway in front of the merchants '' godowns 'or warehouses cumbered with packages, and if he glances inside one of the' godowns 'he will see it filled with packages and bales of goods from all parts of the world.

    Prisoners Their Own Warders A Record of the Convict Prison at Singapore in the Straits Settlements Established 1825 W. D. Bayliss 1869

  • "godowns," as large warehouses are called in the Philippines, were in the process of construction at the time of our visit, and so many industrial and commercial improvements were being inaugurated that my little note-book reads like a leaf from a geography -- "manufactures -- imports -- exports -- chief industries," and the like.

    A Woman's Journey through the Philippines On a Cable Ship that Linked Together the Strange Lands Seen En Route Florence Kimball Russel

  • Then more Pride members started leaving the art godowns where they were sculpted.

    Global Voices in English » Kenya: Lion-saving Art Takes Shape 2009

  • The current outgoing UPA governmet in coveting the nation with the bonanza's of airports and terminal; roads and bridges; factories and godowns; whether fully or half built, the reason election dates may be announced any moment from now and the election code of conduct will be enforced and may withhold these declarations and vote enticing tactics.



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