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


  1. Moral: A bombeven the one which successfully exploded in the very howdah of Viceroy Lord Hardinge of Penshurst in 1912is a poor weapon.
  2. On the day of the wedding itself, Prince Birendra mounted a silver howdah atop an elephant at the Royal Palace, then led a two-mile procession through the capital.
  3. In this way the Rolls was made practically as good for a parade as an elephant howdah.


  • Gay Travel: Our Thailand Mis-Adventure

    We joined an elephant tour and watched them pull and push huge logs, have a tug of war and dance (a hula!). Later we fed them expensive bananas, but declined a jaunt in a dirty, flimsy howdah; we stayed on the ground where nothing untoward could happen.
    on February 15, 2014     Source: Gayapolis

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