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(dɑːk) or


(formerly, in India) n
(Historical Terms)
a. a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
b. (as modifier): dak bearers.
[C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly]
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Noun1.dak - East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye
Butea, genus Butea - genus of East Indian trees or shrubs: dhak
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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The jeddak, Bar Comas, who was comparatively young, was the object of the fierce and jealous hatred of his old lieutenant, Dak Kova, the jed who had captured me, and I could not but note the almost studied efforts which the latter made to affront his superior.
It was the one little opening that Dak Kova needed, and hurling himself at the body of his adversary he buried his single mighty tusk in Bar Comas' groin and with a last powerful effort ripped the young jeddak wide open the full length of his body, the great tusk finally wedging in the bones of Bar Comas' jaw.
Bar Comas was stone dead, and only the most herculean efforts on the part of Dak Kova's females saved him from the fate he deserved.
The injuries to Dak Kova had delayed the march so greatly that it was decided to give up the expedition, which was a raid upon a small Thark community in retaliation for the destruction of the incubator, until after the great games, and the entire body of warriors, ten thousand in number, turned back toward Warhoon.
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I did not commit a crime against the Republic of Kenya or its people which would have warranted my arrest or deportation," Dak told Sudan Tribune on Sunday when asked about his ordeal.
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Dak's dad, remembered for his jocular personality, is foregrounded, with memories of him telling jokes, or wearing funny glasses.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Jun 10 ( ANI ): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the increase in the wages of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) will help improve access to financial services in remote regions.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the DAK spokesman, Dr Riyaz Ahmad Daga in a statement in Srinagar termed the continued suspension of DAK President as unjustified and illegal.
When a 30-year-old Indian construction worker's body was found at a deserted place last week, Dak 1 was pressed into service along with Basco, a trainee police dog.
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