No wonder the streets about the godowns had presented an air of activity at times.
Here the banks maintain so-called "godowns" for this purpose.
Some of the rooms on the ground floor were let out as godowns.
The back row of rooms was used for godowns, store-rooms, kitchens, etc.
There stood the inevitable ancient fort, clad in creepers, and there were the usual rows of godowns, lime-washed and naked.
The other servants had retired to their godowns, and the maty-boy in charge lay on his mat in deep slumber in a back verandah.
The trade fell away from the large godowns, and the godowns themselves rotted piecemeal.
"Let's go down to the godowns," said Withers, and the two walked out of the office together, in the direction of the quais.
On unlocking the great, heavy doors, the godowns presented a singular aspect.
So much cotton is produced that the lake boats cannot keep the wharves and godowns from being overloaded.