from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A camel, especially an attractive camel
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The camel.
Picking up his big, green turban from beside his rug, I bound his arms to his sides and then, going forth, got baggage-cords from the _oont-wallah_ and likewise his _puggri_, and Moussa Isa bound his feet and hands and knees.
He and his best camel and its driver were gone, but all his people and servants and _oont-wallahs_  were in the _serai_,  and said they knew not where he was, but had received a _hookum_  over-night to set out that day for Mekran Kot.
And in the morning came Abdul Haq and Hussein Ali and the servants and _oont-wallahs_, save a few who had been sent with laden camels by the Caravan Road.
O the oont, O the oont, O the floatin ', bloatin' oont!
O the oont, O the oont, O the floppin ', droppin' oont!
O the oont, 1 O the oont, O the commissariat oont!
"Oh, the oont, oh, the oont, oh, the gawdforsaken oont!" as the poet of the barrack-room sings.