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Lascar  n.  A native sailor, employed in European vessels; also, a menial employed about arsenals, camps, camps, etc.; a camp follower. (East Indies)

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"Lascar" Quotes from Famous Books

... emerging from the skylight, but it was not the head or body of a little girl or a housemaid; it was the picturesque white-swathed form and dark-faced, gleaming-eyed, white-turbaned head of a native Indian man-servant—"a Lascar," Sara said to herself quickly—and the sound she had heard came from a small monkey he held in his arms as if he were fond of it, and which was snuggling and chattering ...
— A Little Princess • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... lets her grow up in absolute heathenism. But who is this? Where did she pick up this companion? Oho! I declare he is that strange acquisition my late neighbour made, in his journey to Liverpool—a little Lascar, or an American ...
— Wuthering Heights • Emily Bronte

... 1869, when, on my way to England on furlough, I discovered a large flying fox winging his way towards our vessel, which was at that time more than two hundred miles from land. Exhausted, it clung on to the fore-yard arm; and a present of a rupee induced a Lascar to go aloft and seize it, which he did after several attempts. The voracity with which it attacked some plantains showed that it had been for some time deprived of food, probably having been blown off shore by high winds. Hanging head-downwards from its cage, it stuffed ...
— Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon • Robert A. Sterndale

... LASCAR. A native sailor in the East Indies; also, in a military sense, natives of India employed in pitching tents, or dragging ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth

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