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  • noun Plural form of pagri.


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  • There were long-haired Rajputs with regular Grecian features and long beards parted in the middle, their heads covered with "pagris" consisting of, at least, twenty yards of finest white muslin, and their persons adorned with earrings and necklaces; there were Mahrata

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan 1861

  • Whole knots of men were tangled Laocoon-like in the folds of unrolled pagris.

    Burmese Days 2002

  • Their pagris were gone and their puttees trailing yards behind them, but they had no damage worse than bruises.

    Burmese Days 2002

  • Burmese officials in blazing Mandalay pasos, and Indians in cloth-of-gold pagris, and British officers in full-dress uniform with clanking sword-scabbards, and old thugyis with their grey hair knotted behind their heads and silver-hilted dahs slung from their shoulders.

    Burmese Days 2002

  • North-West Frontier and the Cavalry Club — she saw the polo grounds and the parched barrack yards, and the brown squadrons of horsemen galloping with their long lances poised and the trains of their pagris streaming; she heard the bugle-calls and the jingle of spurs, and the regimental bands playing outside the messrooms while the officers sat at dinner in their stiff, gorgeous uniforms.

    Burmese Days 2002

  • So said, so done; -- the women duly made their husbands drunk and then put on _pagris_ and _dhoties_ and stuck goats 'beards on their faces and went off to Marang Buru to learn witchcraft.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas Cecil Henry Bompas

  • They assembled in their best clothes and pagris and sat down in rows, and in the middle a circle was drawn on the ground; then prayers were offered to Chando and the child was set in the circle and told to find its father.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas Cecil Henry Bompas

  • The _pagris_ have different shapes in different parts of the country, and a Hindu can tell by the shape of a man's _pagri_ where he comes from.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala Robert Vane Russell 1894

  • The Hindus never go out in the moonlight without their turbans or pagris.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan 1861

  • All these Bhils looked as if they had tooth-ache, because of the odd way they have of arranging the ends of their white pagris.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan 1861


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