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machan

(məˈtʃɑːn)
n
(Hunting) (in India) a raised platform used in tiger hunting
[C19: from Hindi]
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It was a dark night when Hathi and his three sons slipped down from the Jungle, and broke off the poles of the machans with their trunks; they fell as a snapped stalk of hemlock in bloom falls, and the men that tumbled from them heard the deep gurgling of the elephants in their ears.
While Delhites can take their flashy cars and zoom off to Udaipur, which has two of the most romantic hotels to offer, Mumbaikars can take a romantic break from the incessant chaos of the city at the secluded Machan and Camp Canopy in Lonavla.
Over 40 years ago Machan (philosophy emeritus, Auburn U.
Ajay Bhatia, owner of the Machan Express coffee shop in the Jewellery Quarter, said it was a "lifetime achievement" to host the Duke and Duchess.
I discovered the kulfi, now available at Nature's Basket in Defence Colony, a couple of years back on the menu of Machan, the Taj Mahal Hotel's ' coffee shop'.
1954: Mrs Emma Machan,billed as ``the little old lady of Everton'' gave her first public performance of poetry --plus two curtain calls --at St Philip's Church, Sheil Road,at the age of 83.
His best chance came when, after 22 consecutive dot balls, Borthwick dropped Matt Machan.
Rugby star Mike Tindall Machan and a Berrington in his 50.
Tomorrow's clash with Nepal is now a must-win and Machan said: "We have to take the positives from this.
Ajay Bhatia, who owned the Machan Express shop and cafe on Newhall Street, blames the rioters for the demise of his shop, which he was forced to close after racking up debts of more than PS100,000.
After a delay caused by a thunderstorm in the United Arab Emirates, Scotland were put into bat first and Calum MacLeod (58), Richie Berrington (43) and Matt Machan (44) set them on their way to a healthy total of 181-5 after their 20 overs.
Machan Tiger overcame a fitness scare during the week, and a far from ideal passage during the race, to win the second semi-final for trainer Phil McComish and new owner Paul Shaw, who acquired the September 2002 dog in partnership with a number of colleagues in the photocopier business around a month ago.