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Synonyms for howdah

a (usually canopied) seat for riding on the back of a camel or elephant


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As a big-game hunter with handguns he devised the Howdah concept for Contenders and also came up with custom cartridges such as the .
Sadly, instead of a howdah on its back there was just a gaping hole.
She is famous for her novels which include 'The Moth Eaten Howdah of a Tusker', 'Pages Stained with Blood', 'The Man from Chinnamasta' and research on Ramayani studies-Ramayana from Ganga to Brahmaputra.
Six of us clambered up from the back of our 4x4 onto the howdah, an arrangement of seats on the back of an elephant, and the great creature swung smoothly away.
Each of these sections is further distinguished by obligatory motifs: the deserted campsite, the recalled departure of the beloved bobbing away in her decorated howdah (a covered litter), the slaughter of the naqa or she-camel.
In India elephants are trained to perform in public festivals and majestic Balarama is chosen to carry the golden howdah on the last day of Dasara, a centuries old festival which celebrates autumn in the city of Mysore.
There were statues of nymphs, a magnificent howdah (a seat for riding on an elephant's back) on the Indian stand, the multifaceted glass lantern from a lighthouse and the Koh-i-Noor diamond, reputedly valued at 2 [pounds sterling] million.
The mattress-like howdah with pink and blue pattern is currently occupied by his attendant who holds a huge khukhri in his raised right hand and touches the shoulder of his master with a protective gesture.
a sort of howdah on its back, and its distended tusked mouth into which the billows are rolling, might be taken for the Traitors' Gate leading from the Thames by water into the Tower.
At the New York World's Fair in 1939, for probably a quarter, my father had installed me in a wonderfully swaying howdah on an Indian elephant at Frank Buck's Bring-'Em-Back-Alive pavilion; and here I was, in 1952, in the constant presence of a herd of twenty-four.
ancient potentate, upon an elephant, in an armored howdah surrounded by
Ride bareback or on a traditional howdah platform when you join an elephant safari through the lowland forests of the Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal.