of lascoreens, with their spears raised perpendicularly, the union colours flying, and Ceylon drums called tomtoms beating.”—Cordiner’s Ceylon, 170.

1872.—“The lascars on board the steamers were insignificant looking people.”—The Dilemma, ch. ii.
In the following passages the original word lashkar is used in its proper sense for ‘a camp.’

[1614.—“He said he bought it of a banyan in the Lasker.”—Foster, Letters, ii. 142.

[1615.—“We came to the Lasker the 7th of February in the evening.”—Ibid. iii. 85.]

1616.—“I tooke horse to auoyd presse, and other inconvenience, and crossed out of the Leskar, before him.”—Sir T. Roe, in Purchas, i. 559; see also 560; [Hak. Soc. ii. 324].

[1682.—“… presents to the Seir Lascarr (sar-i-lashkar, ‘head of the army’) this day received.”—Pringle, Diary Ft. St. Geo., 1st ser. i. 84.]

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