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    a sort of enclosed chair carried on the shoulders of four or more people, used for transporting an important person in the past, especially in East Asia

    “There is her palanquin, it must be her. The sides are purple silk, a royal color, and shade her face from the sun. It is said she has a face as fair as the moon,”

    Submitted by Najmudeen Ajmal Khan from United States on 16/04/2011
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