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(ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer

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The distance was some hundred yards; and then I found my coolies squatting on their heels.
It seems he had detained the coolies as suspicious characters, and had forbidden them the jetty.
The very gang of yellow coolies busy about the main hatch was less substantial than the stuff dreams are made of.
By the Rig'lations you've got to tuck thim up for the night, or they'll be runnin' foul av my coolies an' makin' a shiverarium half through the counthry.
Destroy, as you have threatened, you United States, the ten million coolies we have forced upon your shores--why, the amount scarcely equals half of our excess birth rate for a year.
He told her of the days when he had worked on the banks of the Congo with the coolies, a slave in everything but name, when the sun had burned the brains of men to madness, and the palm wine had turned them into howling devils.
Tell those coolies to get up that sail," Charley finally called to me.
He played the usual tricks on the patient coolies pulling the punkahs in the sleeping- rooms where the boys threshed through the hot nights telling tales till the dawn; and quietly he measured himself against his self- reliant mates.
A man named Abelwhite, who had come out there as an indigo- planter, wanted an overseer to look after his coolies and keep them up to their work.
The late actress starred in films like Coolie No 1, Mardon Wali Baat and Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.
After the completion of indenture, Indian workers were permitted to buy "preferent" rights to parcels of land in Johannesburg, known as "stands," within a small area widely known as the Coolie Location (Figure 1).
To achieve its global ambitions, India has become the sole superpower's coolie because it shares a common loathing for China with Washington.
The actor said, "when I was hurt during the Coolie shoot, I was hospitalised in Bangalore.
Elliott Young, Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press 2014)
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor previously appeared in several hit films including Amar Akbar Anthony, Kabhi Kabhie, Naseeb and Coolie.