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koomkie   
      

It Has 7 letters ( k o o m k i e )         4 vowels ( o o i e )         3 consonants ( k m k )         Word on the contrary eikmook

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* coomkee, khoonkie, koomkee, koonkie

  • coomkee, khoonkie, koomkee, koonkie

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From Bengali. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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KOOMKIE (_plural_ KOOMKIES) * (technical term) A tame female elephant used as a decoy in the capture of wild male elephants. * 1807, Thomas Williamson, _Oriental Field Sports_ When an elephant is in a proper state to be removed from the _keddah_, he is conducted either by KOOMKIES or by tame males. * 1810, _Decoy Elephants Catching a Male_, in Enos Bronson (editor), _Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines_, Volume 3, page 123, Though on some occasions the mahouts accompany the _KOOMKIES_ up to the _saun_, yet it is safer, and generally the most sure and easy mode, for them to dismount in some contiguous cover with their blankets and ropes, leading the _KOOMKIES_ to the _saun_, towards which they proceed in the most cunning style. * 1834, Frederic Shoberl, _Natural History of Quadrupeds_, Volume 1, page 213, The drivers remain concealed at a little distance, while the KOOMKIES surround the goondah, as this sort of elephant is called. * 1881, Edmund Routledge, _Routledge′s Every Boy′s Annual_, page 486, The hunters rode out on their KOOMKIES, supplied with ropes, and other apparatus, for securing their captives. * 1957, _The National Geographic Magazine_, Volume 112, page 505, With the aid of KOOMKIES, the captives were driven in batches of three or four into a circular stockade screened by […] .

koomkie (plural koomkies)

  1. (technical term) A tame female elephant used as a decoy in the capture of wild male elephants.

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* saun


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