of lascoreens, with their spears raised perpendicularly, the union colours flying, and Ceylon drums
called tomtoms beating.Cordiners Ceylon, 170.In the following passages the original word lashkar
is used in its proper sense for a camp.
1872.The lascars on board the steamers were
insignificant looking people.The Dilemma, ch. ii.
[1614.He said he bought it of a banyan in the Lasker.Foster, Letters, ii. 142.
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].
presents to the Seir Lascarr (sar-i-lashkar, head of the army)
this day received.Pringle, Diary Ft. St. Geo., 1st ser. i. 84.]