lascar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lascar a volcano in the Andes in Chile
    • n lascar an East Indian sailor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lascar A native sailor, employed in European vessels; also, a menial employed about arsenals, camps, camps, etc.; a camp follower.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lascar In the East Indies, a native tent-pitcher, camp-follower, or regimental servant.
    • n lascar An East Indian sailor.
    • n lascar An artilleryman of an inferior class: a gun-lascar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lascar las′kar a native East Indian sailor or camp-follower.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Per. & Hind. lashkar, an army, an inferior artillery man, a cooly, a native sailor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind.,—Pers. lashkari, a soldier.

Usage

In literature:

He was the serang of the Lascars, of whom we had a dozen on board.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
There were three Englishmen in the after-part of the boat, and I made my way among the Lascars to join them.
"Happy Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was especially placed over the Lascars, of whom we had twelve on board.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
The Lascars were stationed at the guns, in case they might be required; but no great dependence was placed upon their services.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
John Winter rested neither night nor day until he tracked the Lascar down, and David identified him.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
There were three Englishmen in the after-part of the boat, and I made my way among the Lascars to join them.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Fortunately there were several Lascars who had before belonged to the ship, and they were more likely to side with him than with the French.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
There were Chinamen and Lascars.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
I wish I could speak to the Lascar.
"Sara Crewe" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Some of the Lascars who had been on the Madras coast in country boats swore that no one spoke English there.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
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In science:

Lascar genericity, too, applies to predicates: in [ChaPi] the authors show that for a complete L-theory T , L0 = L ∪ {r}, where r is a unary relation and T0 = T , T0 has a model companion if and only if T eliminates the ∃∞ quantifier.
Generic expansions of countable models
In order to provide a suitable framework for a comparison with generics `a la Lascar, we require the base theory T to be small and to have quantifier elimination.
Generic expansions of countable models
Algebra 13, 1969, 152172. Hodges W., Hodkinson I., Lascar D., Shelah S., The smal l index property for ω -stable ω -categorical structures and for the random graph, J.
Rooted trees, strong cofinality and ample generics
The “space” of Lascar strong types, on some sort and relative to a given complete theory T , is in general not a compact Hausdorff topological space.
Borel equivalence relations and Lascar strong types
We also make some conjectures, the main one being roughly “smooth iff trivial” The possibility of a descriptive set-theoretic account of the complexity of spaces of Lascar strong types was touched on in the paper , where the first example of a “non G-compact theory” was given.
Borel equivalence relations and Lascar strong types
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