chillum

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Hindi चिलम (chilām), from Persian چلم (chilam). Rastafarian.

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chillum (plural chillums)

  1. A conical pipe used for smoking marijuana, usually made of fired clay, porcelain, soapstone, glass or more rarely, wood and 100-150 mm long and 25-35 mm wide at the mouth.
    • Holy Smoke by Dolf Hartsuiker
      "Especially for him I’ve kept some hash that I had gotten from another sadhu, a piece of black Manali of passable quality. In my hotel-room I cut it in two pieces — each sufficient for one chilam ( a hash-pipe, usually earthenware, in the shape of a bottleneck, that has to be held in two hands for smoking)."
    • Introduction to the Trinath Mela Panchal. quoted in: Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report NOTE BY MR. G. A. GRIERSON, C.I.E., MAGISTRATE AND COLLECTOR, HOWRAH, ON REFERENCES TO THE HEMP PLANT OCCURRING IN SANSKRIT AND HINDI LITERATURE
      "The votaries should assemble at night and worship with flowers. The ganja should be washed in the manner in which people wash ganja for smoking. The worshipper must fill three chillums with equal quantities of ganja, observing due awe and reverence."

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