A Laskari Dictionary, Or, Anglo-Indian Vocabulary of Nautical Terms and Phrases in English and Hindustani, Chiefly in the Corrupt Jargon in Use Among the Laskars Or Indian Sailors

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W.H. Allen & Company, 1882 - English language - 85 pages
 

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Page 60 - It is doubtful to what language this word properly belongs. It does not mean a sweeper in Hindustani, but the Laskar ' topas ' generally acts as such as his special duty in the ship.

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