askari


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askari

(asˈkaːri)
n
1. (Military) (in East Africa) a soldier or policeman
2. (Law) (in East Africa) a soldier or policeman
[C19: from Arabic: soldier]
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Askari
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Judging, however, from what the Waganwazam had learned from those of the Russian's blacks who were not too far gone in terror of the brutal Rokoff to fear even to speak of their plans, it was apparent that he would not travel any great distance before the last of his porters, cooks, tent-boys, gun-bearers, askari, and even his headman, would have turned back into the bush, leaving him to the mercy of the merciless jungle.
The armed askaris loitered between the balance of the safari and the Arab village, ready to form a rear guard for the retreat that was to begin the moment that the head man brought that which the white masters awaited.
Instantly the askaris and the whites were on the alert.
Five minutes later the safari of Jenssen and Malbihn was forcing its way rapidly toward the west, nervous askaris guarding the rear from the attack they momentarily expected.
His lieutenant marched beside him while Underlieutenant von Goss brought up the rear, following with a handful of askaris the tired and all but exhausted porters whom the black soldiers, following the example of their white officer, encouraged with the sharp points of bayonets and the metal-shod butts of rifles.
There were no porters within reach of Hauptmann Schneider so he vented his Prussian spleen upon the askaris nearest at hand, yet with greater circumspection since these men bore loaded rifles--and the three white men were alone with them in the heart of Africa.
Here he disinterred the bodies of a dozen German askaris and found upon their uniforms the insignia of the company and regiment to which they had belonged.
From a heterogeneous collection of loot, Achmet Zek procured a pith helmet and a European saddle, and from his black slaves and followers a party of porters, askaris and tent boys to make up a modest safari for a big game hunter.
Askari Asset Allocation Fund - Class B###September 04, 2019###39.4681###38.4814
Karachi -- Askari Bank is continuing with its pledge for a Greener Pakistan and has announced August 26 as #AskariBankGreenDay for a dedicated tree plantation activity through its network of 516 branches in 152 cities across Pakistan.
Abid Sattar, President and CEO Askari Bank, in his message said, 'Deforestation is one of the major reasons for climate change in Pakistan and #AskariBankGreenDay is our humble contribution to improve our climate and environment.
LAHORE -- Askari Bank is continuing with its pledge for a GREENER PAKISTAN and has announced August 26 as #AskariBankGreenDay for a dedicated tree plantation activity through its network of 516 branches in 152 cities across Pakistan.