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" ... interment ; and thus, in an incredibly short time, the whole business was performed. A few of the most daring and expert were alone entrusted with the strangling, an art which, requiring long practice and peculiar dexterity, is never allowed to be... "
Asiatic Journal - Page 21
1833
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Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan, with Sketches of Anglo ..., Volume 1

Emma Roberts - Bookplates, British - 1835
...peculiar dexterity, is never allowed to be self-assumed, but is conferred with due ceremony, after the fitness of the candidate, in point of firmness,...when this occurs, he knots the roomaul (handkerchief) at each end, and delivers it to the candidate, imploring success upon his exertions. After this, they...
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Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan: With Sketches of Anglo ..., Volume 1

Emma Roberts - India - 1837
...peculiar dexterity, is never allowed to be self- assumed, but is conferred with due ceremony, after the fitness of the candidate, in point of firmness,...past the right hand ; when this occurs, he knots the roamaul (handkerchief) at each end, and delivers it to the candidate, imploring success upon his exertions....
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Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque: During Four ..., Volume 1

Fanny Parks Parlby - India - 1850
...guide), previously selected, who carries with him the roomal (or handkerchief), and anxiously looking out for some favourable omen, such as the chirping of...certain birds, or their flight past the right hand, knots the roomal at each end the moment that either occurs, and delivers it to the candidate, imploring...
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Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs, and Notices of Some ...

Edward Thornton - History - 2000 - 475 pages
...strangler in these gangs is never allowed to be selfassumed ; but is conferred, with due ceremony, after the fitness of the candidate, in point of firmness,...bodily strength, and activity, has been ascertained, and a sufficient degree of expertness in the use of the roomal, or long shred of cloth used for the...
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Archives of Empire: Volume I. From The East India Company to the Suez Canal

Mia Carter, Barbara Harlow - History - 2003 - 802 pages
...guide), previously selected, who carries with him the roomal (or handkerchief), and anxiously looking out for some favourable omen, such as the chirping of...certain birds, or their flight past the right hand, knots the roomal at each end the moment that either occurs, and delivers it to the candidate, imploring...
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North Indian Notes and Queries, Volumes 1-3

Folklore - 1891
...fields conducted by his Guru, who carries with him the rúmál or shred of cloth, and anxiously looking for some favourable omen, such as the chirping of certain birds or their flight past the right hand, he knots the rúmál the moment that either occurs, and delivers it to the candidate, imploring success...
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