machan

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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.
There are machans built high in the trees surrounding these salines.
It is considered normal to wade through crocodile and hippo-infested swamps, without the aid of a flashlight in the morning on the way to the machan. Some of these places, like the Bangweulu Swamp in Zambia have floating rafts of grass.
I will continue to entertain my machans by acting in more films.
Situated only two hours away from Mumbai and an hour from Pune, The Machan is built on 25 acres of tropical cloud forest.
After an effortless check in, we were taken to The Canopy Machan, via a small pathway in the woods and then a green spiral staircase.
I crouched uncomfortably on the rough tree-branch machan, my soul quaking, but outwardly calm.
After a bait was taken a crude machan or pit was quickly constructed, as terrain dictated.
We gathered our things and drove to the machan we will hunt.