lathee :

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  • n  club consisting of a heavy stick (often bamboo) bound with iron; used by police in India

  • A dozen newspapers reprinted a graphic account of a British lathee charge from the late Webb Miller's book: I Found No Peace.
  • In Bombay, scene of earlier gas attacks (see cut), lathee charges left blood-covered cobblestones in front of a statue of Queen Victoria.

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