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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LASCAR

That is only a Lascar, one of the sailors, a picturesque fellow, isn't he?

Grief and rage convulsed the fierce face of the wounded Lascar.

A Lascar sailor, who was living with the savages, acted as interpreter.

He has crept out of the Lascar's attic, and he saw the light.

Here is a Lascar ashore from the big steamer that is to start for Alexandria on the morrow.

From the lascar he had learned all that he ever knew of the motives of the Gujarati's action.

There was the boat, the lascar resting motionless on his oar.

There were in my rank a woman, a cripple, and a lascar from the ships.

I have seen a Lascar several times while I have been down there.

The food belonged to Pambe, the Serang or head man of the lascar sailors.

WORD ORIGIN

East Indian sailor, 1620s, from Portuguese lachar, from Hindi lashkari "soldier, native sailor," from lashkar "army, camp," from Persian lashkar. Cf. Arabic al-'askar "the army," perhaps from Persian.

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