Definition of Coolies
1. Noun. (plural of coolie) ¹
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Definition of Coolies
1. coolie [n] - See also: coolie
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Literary usage of Coolies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Essays on the Progress of Nations, in Civilization, Productive Industry by Ezra Champion Seaman (1868)
"The Companion to the British Almanac for 1860, says there were sent to the West Indies, in 1858: From the East Indies (coolies) 3.850 From Madeira . ..."
2. Baptist Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1909)
"Up to this year it has been necessary to keep a large staff of coolies busy with ropes and earthen pots drawing water for the large number of cattle, ..."
3. Pygmies & Papuans: The Stone Age To-day in Dutch New Guinea by Alexander Frederick Richmond Wollaston, William Robert Ogilvie-Grant, Alfred Cort Haddon, Sidney Herbert Ray (1912)
"During July and a part of August we sent out parties of coolies to the ... but about the middle of the latter month the number of our coolies was reduced to ..."
4. Fraser's Magazine (1872)
"Under these circumstances, it is only by paying a large bounty that coolies can be procured ; those who are willing to emigrate enter into a contract to ..."
5. The Yangtze Valley and Beyond: An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in by Isabella Lucy Bird (1899)
"These men, carrying the maximum load mentioned, walk about thirteen miles a day, and chair and luggage coolies about twenty-five. Occasionally I made thirty ..."
6. Himalayan journals; or, Notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1855)
"Difficulty in procuring leave to enter Sikkim—Obtain permission to travel in East Nepal—Arrangements—coolies—Stores—Servants—Personal equipment—Mode of ..."
7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Chinese coolies.—The first public recognition of the traffic was in 1841, when the British colony of Guiana made provision for the encouragement of Chinese ..."