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KAVASS, or CAVASS (adapted from the T...

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 701 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KAVASS, or CAVASS (adapted from the Turkish qawwas, a bow-maker; Arabic qaws, a bow), a Turkish name for an armed police-officer; also for a courier such as it is usual to engage when travelling in Turkey.
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