1853Graham’s Town Jrnl 12 Mar. 3They..begged a treksel of coffee and went to their waggons.
1864T. BainesExplor. in S.-W. Afr. 51I sent back ‘Treksels,’ which..means pounds (more or less) of tea, coffee, and sugar, done up in handkerchiefs, as a compliment to their chief.
1871J. MackenzieTen Yrs N. of Orange River 63I have been often asked for a ‘soepje’ or dram by Griquas whose ‘places’ I was passing; and when my driver whispered that I was a missionary, nothing daunted, the beggar would then substitute the request for a ‘treksel’ or ‘single infusion’ of tea or coffee.
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