- Archaic spelling of .
- 1840 Narrative of the war in Affghanistan in 1838-39 (volume 1) by Captain Henry Havelock; Henry Colburn, London, (1840)
- 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, chapter 1, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299:
- BLOODY BATTLE IN AFFGHANISTAN
- 1873 (Jun), "Our Coming Guest", Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 715
- The line of conduct we have pursued for the last forty years in dealing with Affghanistan and Persia has been most injudicious.