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  1. Éléphant femelle apprivoisé utilisé comme un leurre dans la capture des éléphants mâles sauvages.
    • When an elephant is in a proper state to be removed from the keddah, he is conducted either by koomkies or by tame males. — (Thomas Williamson, Oriental Field Sports, 1807)
    • 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. — (Decoy Elephants Catching a Male, dans Enos Bronson (éditeur), Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 3, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=AvQ0AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA123&dq=%22koomkie%22)
    • The drivers remain concealed at a little distance, while the koomkies surround the goondah, as this sort of elephant is called. — (Frederic Shoberl, Natural History of Quadrupeds, Volume 1, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=gjEOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA213&dq=%22koomkie%22)
    • The hunters rode out on their koomkies, supplied with ropes, and other apparatus, for securing their captives. — (Edmund Routledge, Routledge’s Every Boy’s Annual, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=CBRAAAAAYAAJ&q=%22koomkie%22)
    • With the aid of koomkies, the captives were driven in batches of three or four into a circular stockade screened by […] . — (The National Geographic Magazine, Volume 112, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=lWkkAQAAIAAJ&q=%22koomkie%22)

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