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Dasahara Or
Dasahara Or Dashara. Sansk. The Tenth Of Jeth Shukhl Paksh, Which Is The Birthday Of Ganga. Also Is The Tenth Of Asin Shukl Paksh, Asoj Or Ashwiu Shud, On Which, After The Worship And Religious Ceremonies Performed During Nine Nights, The Hindus Throw The Images Of Devi Into The River. ...

Dasht
Dasht. Pens. A Desert ; Also An Open Tract Of Country, A Plain. Dasht-t-badu, The Northern Part Of Dasht-i Goran. Daslit-i-be-daulat, In Baluchistan, Is An Elevated Valley Or Plain, Situated To The N.e. Of Mustung, At The Head Of The Bolan Pass. Its Area Is From 15 To 20 Square ...

Date Palms
Date Palms Are Met With In Almost Every Part Of The South Of Asia. In The Peninsula Of India, The Wild Date, Phcenix Sylvestris, Shoots Up In Every Dip Of Ground, And It Is Comnion In Portions Of The Dacca, Mimensing, And Sunderbun Districts. When Not Stunted In Its Growth ...

Datu Malay
Datu. Malay. A Governor Under A Sultan. Datuni, The Root Of The Croton Tiglium ; It Is A Very Powerful Purge, Much Used In Prescription& Datura Alba. Rumph. D. Mete], Rhccde. Jouz-mazil, . • Arab. Sated Dhatura, . Hind. L'a-daing-phoo, . Beam. Humata, Humatu, Mali. Nau-yang-hwa, . Cum.. Velle Umate, ...

Daurani
Daurani, A Tribe, Or Nation, Inhabiting The Tract Of Country, About 400 Miles Long, Through Which Runs The Road Between Herat And Kan Dahar. Its Breadth In The N.w. Is About 80 Miles, And In The S.e. 150 Miles. Their 'country Is Bounded On The North By The Paropamisan Mountains, ...

Davis
Davis, Carram John, In 1585 Made Tho First Of His Three Voyages To Tho North-west, And Discovered The Strait Which Bears His Name. On The Eastern Side Of This Wide Sea, Improperly Termed A Strait, He Discovered And Named What Has Retained His Appellative, Cape Desolation ; And On The ...

Dead
Dead. The Remains Of The Several Mces In South-eastern Asia Are Variously Disposed Of. One Of The Most Ancient Of The Races, The Parsee Or Guebre, The Followers Of Zertusht Or &roaster, Expose Their Dead On A Platform In A Circular Tower. The Buddhist Tibetans Allow The Dead To Be ...

Deer
Deer. Daim, Fr 1 Cervi, It. Ilirsch, Ger Cirtvo, Sp. Ail, Iieb. Man, Tam. Hirp, . . . Karaja, . . . 'dam. A General Term Used By The British In India To Designate Several Bovine Animals, Distinguishing Them As The Barking-deer, Hog-deer, Rib-faced Deer, Sambur, And Spotted Deer. There ...

Dehli
Dehli, A City Of Hindustan, Built On The Right Bank Of The Jumna, In Lat. 28° 39' N., And Long. 77° 18' E., And 800 Feet A,bove The Sea. It Gives Its Name To A Revenue District Under The Lieutenant-governor Of The Panjab. The Whole Country, For Some 10 Or ...

Dehrajat
Dehrajat, A Revenue Division Of The Panjab, Lying Between Lat. 28° 27' And 33° 15' N., And Long. 69° 35' And 72° 2' E. ; Arca, 15,007 Square Miles, And Population 991,251 In 1868. It Com Prises The Districts Of Debra Ghazi Khan, Debra Ismail Khan, And Bunnu. It Is ...

Deified Warriors
Deified Warriors Are Largely Worshipped In The Peninsula Of India. Rama, One Of These, Was The Leader Of An Invasion Of The Southern Part Of The Peninsula Of India And Of Ceylon. He Advanced Into The Forests Of Dandakaranya, Scattering The Prior Inhabitants As He Advanced, Whom He Described As ...

Deiiwar
Deiiwar, Also Written Dewar And Deehwar, In Northern India, The Village Deity, The Deity Under Whose Care The Village Is Placed ; The Genius Loci, To Whom, At Each Harvest, A Portion Of Grain Is Set Apart. The Corresponding Term In The North West Is Rhanapati, The Lord Of The ...

Deivall
Deivall Properly Dipawali. Sansk. From Dipa, A Lamp, And Ali, A Row. A Hindu Religious Festival Held About The End Of October, In The Last Two Days Of The Last Half Of Aswin And Three Days Of Kartik, In Honour Of The Goddess Kali And Of Lakshmi, And To Commemorate ...

Dekhan
Dekhan. India South Of The Vindhya Range And Of The Nerbadda And Satpura, Is Termed The Peninsula By The British, But Northern Hindus And Mahomedans Call It The Dakshana Or Dekhan, Meaning South. At Its Broadest Part, In Lat. 22° N., It Is 1200 Miles Across, But It Tapers Away ...

Deluge
Deluge. Tann, . Arad., Turk. I Diluvio, . . . Sp. Ueberschwonroung, Ge1{. Tho Deluge Of The Old Testament Was Known To The Chaldreans, The Aryan Hindus, The Parsecs, The Hebrews, Christians, And Mahomedans. The Last Three Relig,ionists Have Their Account Of It In The 6th To The 9th Chapter ...

Demavand
Demavand, In Lat. 35° 50' N., Long. 52° E., A Lofty Peak On The Elburz Ranc,e, Between Irak Ajami And Mazandaran. A High' Road Leads From Teheran By The Town Of Demavand To Ask, The Capital Of The District Of Laurijan. The Hot Baths Of Demavand Are Situated In This ...

Demodura
Demodura, A Variety Of The Saligrama. De Mon. Esprit, Fr I Demonio, . . . It. , Sp. Geist, Ger I Demon-worship Is Observed Amonast All The Non-aryan Races In India, But Is Perliaps Carried Out To Its Fullest Extent, And Mostopenly, Amongst The Shanar People In The South Of ...

Denivar
Denivar, A Name Given By Mr. Hodgson To Border Tribe Between Nepal And The Bhot Country See Chepang ; Haiyu. Deo, Dev, Deva, Dewa. Sansk. A God, Deity ; Hence Dewalai Or Dewal, A House Of Idols A Temple, A Pagoda. It Is The Zeus Of The Greek, And Deus ...

Deogiiii
Deogiiii, Now Called Dowlatabad, Is About 12 Miles From Aumngabad, In The Dekhan ; Is A Scarped Rock Of Considerable Height, With A Road Way Leading Up Through The Rock. Its Position Is Commanding, And From Tho Most Ancient Times Was A Stronghold Of The Rulers In That Part Of ...

Deserts
Dese'rts Of Asia, Biaban Of The Persians, An( Chul Of Turkestan. A Chain Of Deserts Extend Fron The Canary Islands In The Atlantic Ocean To Th, Yellow Sea, Crossing Africa And Arabia, Throng! Path Of Central Persia, Seistan, Korasan, Afghan Istan, And Baluchistan, Onwards To The East Of Thi Indus ...

Deshastil
Deshastil Itlauft. A Native Country. Deshasthulu, Natives. Deshasth Is A Term By Which The Bralunans Of Maharashtra Are Designated. They Are Described Aa A Class Of Sedentary Habits, Extremely Fond Of Their Native Place, Very Fond Of Display, And Fond Of Rich And Splendid Clothes. On Occasions Of Marriage And ...

Deva
Deva, A Deity ; Devi, A Goddess. The Term Is Sanskrit, And From The Root Div, To Shine, Or Diu, The Sky, The Air, And Is Written And Pronouncei Deo, Deb, Dowa. Deva Is Cognate With The Latin Deus, Greek Ze4, Lithuanian Diewas, Modern Persian And Hindi Deo,—dewal (deo And ...

Deva Dasa
Deva-dasa. Ffierodulas Of Babylon. Murali, . . . . Marm.. Dancing Girls, . . Eng. Balladeiras, . . Port. Temple „ . , „ Basava, . . . . Tel. Bayadere, . . . Fr. Jogin, Bhavia, . . „ To The Temples Of Venus In Western Asia, And In ...

Devata
Devata, From Deva, A Divinity, A Spirit, A Demigod. The Devata Are Benign Spirits, Governed By Indra, Properly The Inhabitants Of The North Pole, For The Devata Are Said To Have Day When The Daitya Have The Night, And Vice Versci. Amongst The Hindus There Are Several Kinds Of Devata, ...

Devil Goad
Devil Goad. Croton Oblongifolitun, B. P. 685. Bliatamkusam, . Sanse. I Bhutala . Tel. The Telugu Name Signifies Deinon Driver ' Or Devil Goad, And Sticks Made Of This Tree Are Carried As A Protection Against Evil Spirits. Devils And Devil-dancers. The Ordinary Word In Use In The Tainil Country ...

Dhangar
Dhangar Is The Danaga Of The Canarese Speaking Races. The Dhangar In Telingana Are In Twelve Tribes, Who Do Not Eat Together Nor Intermarry. In The Centre And South Of The Penin Sula, Dhangar Aro Shepherds And Wool-weavers, Kitchen Gardeners And Labourers. In The Hill Country Of Ramgarh And Chutia ...

Dhanwantari
Dhanwantari. There Have Probably Been Several Persons Of This Name, And At Different Eras. The Name Occurs, Along With Those Of Charaka And Susruta, In Poems Written In The Time Of Nala Raja. Professor Wilson Supposed Charaka And Susruta To Be Of The 9th Or 10th Centuries A.d. A Dhanwantari ...

Dharna Baithna
Dharna Baithna, Literally, To Sit Dharna, Was A Practice 'put In Force In Several Parts Of India By Creditors, Who Sat Down Before The Doors Of Their Debtors, So As To Close All Exit Unless Over The Sitter's Body, And Thus Compel A Payment Of Their Claims. The Practice, Up ...

Dhat
Dhat, An Isolated And Now Dependent Chief Tainship Of Which Oomerkote Is The Capital. It Separates The Bhatti Race From The Jareja Race. Its Prince Is Of Tho Pramarn Race And Soda Tribe, Ancient Lords Of All Sind. The Dhatti Is The Rajput Tribe Inhabiting Dhat, And In No Greater ...

Dhobps Earth
Dhobps Earth Is A Native Carbonate Of Soda, Called Sajji Matti In Hindustani, And Ap Placaram In Tamil And Telugu. It Is A Whitish Grey, Sandy Efflorescence, Which Often Covers Miles Of Country Where Decayed White Granite Forms The Surface Soil. This Earth Begins To Accumulate In The Dry Weather ...

Dholpur
Dholpur, A Town On The Banks Of The River Chambal, Which Flows For 100 Miles Through Dhol Pur Territory. Dholpur State Lies Between Lat. 26° 22' And 26° 57' N., And Long. 77° 26' And 78° 19' E., With An Area Of 1174 Square Miles And 227,976 Inhabitants. The Most ...

Dhunchee
Dhunchee, The Dunicha Or Dhuncha Of Bengal, Is Cultivated For Its Fibres, Which Are Made Into Ropes And Nets. It Is Tho Sesbania Aculeata, Pasoan. For Its Culture, The Soil Is Generally Low And Wet, And Not Requiring Much Preparation, As The Plant Is Hardy, Growing From Six To Ten ...

Di Vo Rc E
Di Vo Rc E. Ehescheidung, . . Ger. 1 Divorzio, It. Wag, . . . . Him/. 1 Divorcio, . . . Tho Hindu Law Does Not Admit Of Divorce. The Buddhist Burmese Laws Allow Every Facility For Divorce. An Appeal Case Heard By The Privy Council Illustrates The Mahomedan ...

Diamond
Diamond. Almas, An., Pers., Reis. Kamala, Kumala, Malay. Kin-kang-shi, . . Chin. Intan, . . . . „ Jahalom„ . . . ' Iieb. Mass, Pers. Hira, . . . Hind. Virum Vachira Kallu, Tam. The Diamond Is A Crystallized Mineral. On Account Of Its Lustre And Hardness, It Is ...

Diioti Hind
Diioti. Hind. Dovati, Same. The Unsewed Garment With Which Hindu Men Clothe The Lower Parts Of Their Persons. It Is Mentioned By Near Chns. It Is Passed Round The Waist, Then Between The Legs, And Fastened By Being Tucked In Behind, And The Appearance Becomes That Of Wide Or Narrow ...

Dimraut Hind
Dimraut. Hind. One Of The Twelve Pal Or Tribes Of The Mewati. Din Or Deen, With Millat And Mazhab, Are Three Arabic Words Used By Mahomedan Wtiters For Religion. Din Means A.s It Stands In Relation To God, Diu-allah, The Religion Of God ; Millat As It Stands In Relation ...

Diomedea
Diomedea, A Genus Of Birds Of Tile Family Procellaricke, Comprising The Genera Dioniedea, Proce Prion; Pelicanoide, Puffinus, Thalasl Sidroma: ' The Birds Are Familiar As The To All Trairellers In The Southern 'seas, The Common Albatross, The D. Exulans, Linn., Being Yery Abundant.' D. Fuliginosa, Lath., And D. Chlororhyn Ehus, ...

Dioscorea
Dioscorea, A Genus Of Plants Of The Order Diodeoreacem, Which Furnish The Tropical Esculents Called Yams. It Is The Type Of The Natural Order Dioscoreacere. The Following Eastern Speeies Are Generally Recognised Aculeata. Damona. Purpurea. Acutangula. Fasciculata. Pulehella. Alata. Glabra. . Rubella. Anguina. Globosa. Sativa. Atropurpufea. Heterophylla. Tomentosa. Belopbylla, Nummularia. ...

Diospyros Ebenum
Diospyros Ebenum. Linn. Ebony. Diospyros Ebenaster, Betz. Hebenaster, Bumph. Abnoos, Arab., Pers. Kal Oowara Gess, Singh. Mara, . . . Can. Kadu Beriya ? . . „ Steinholz, . . . Ger. Kaka-tati ; Atcharn, Tan. "egsves, Gr. Tumbi Maram, . . „ Habenim, . . . Heb. Tuki, Tel. ...

Dipterocarpus Turbinatus
Dipterocarpus Turbinatus. Shweta-garjan, . . Beng. I Llora-gaha, . . . Singh. Ka-nyin, . . , . Bumf. A Native Of Chittagong, Tiperah, Pegu, Etc., To The Eastward Of Bengal, Where It Grows To Be An In3inense Tree, And Is Famous All Over The Eastern Parts Of India And The ...

Disc
Disc, Aureole, Or Gloire, Encircling The Heads Of Gods And Saints, Signifies Perfection. It Was Originally Intended, In Tbe Sabrean Worship, To Represent The Solar Orb ; But In The Course Of Time The Symbol Was Multipliedly Added To, And Its Meanings Similarly Increased, And In Its Changes It Has ...

Distilleries
Distilleries. The Principal Matters Distilled From In India Are Palm Wines, Dates, Sugar, Rice, Mahwa Flowers, Barks, Cereals, And Substances Yielding Perfumes. Under Na,tive Rule, The Abkari, Or Government Excise System, Was An Item In The Revenue Arrangements Of The Proprietor Of Every Estate, And He Made His Own Arrangements ...

Divi Divi
Divi-divi, Dibi-dibi, Or Libi-libi, Are The Seed Pods Of Ctesalpinia Coriaria, A Plant Of South American Origin, Belonging To Tho Natural Order Cmsalpinite, Naturalized In India, And Now Grown At Several Places In The Madras And 13eugal Presidencies. The Seed-pods Have Been Extensively Used For Tanning Leather, And For This ...

Divination
Divination. Ahnung,wahrsagung,gen. I Indovinameuto, . . Ir. I Divinacion, . . . Sr. In All Ages There Have Been Seers, Prophets, Miracle-workers, Exorcists, As There Aro Now Shaivans Amongst The Mongols, Payang Amongst The Malays, Who Are Resorted To On All Occasions Of Importance,—a.s For Instance The Fixing On A ...

Divipa Sansk
Divipa. Sansk. An Island, From Dwi, Two, And Ap, Water ; Also An Extensive Region Or Con Tinent. The Cosmogmphy Of The Agni Purana Divides The World Then Known To The Hindus Into Seven Dwipa Or Continents,—(1) Jambu-dwipa, (2) Alaksha, (3) Salmali, (4) Kusa, (5) Kranncha, (6) Saka, (7) Pushkara. ...

Do Lungi
Do-lungi Of Jalandhar, A Fine Double Lungi Or Scarf. Dom Or Hali. In The Great Belt Of Forest Land Intervening Between The Mountains And The Plains, Are Several Tribes. Odc Of These, The Dom Of The N.w. Provinces, Is Generally Regarded As A Remnant Of The Original Stock Which The ...

Do Patta Hind
Do-patta. Hind. A Scarf Of Silk Or Muslin ; A Cloth Of Two Breadths Used As A Garment. The Do-patta Scarf, An Exquisitely Beautiful Article Of Indian Costume For Men And Women, Is Worn More Frequently By Mahomedan Women Than Hindu, And By The Latter Only Wheu They Have Adopted ...

Dofla
Dofla, A Tribe Occupying The Hills Forming The Northern Boundary Of Assam. In Ono Of Their Districts, That Of The Char Dwar, Or Four Marches, No Less Than 180 Petty Chiefs Are Said To Hold Authority In The Dofla Villages. The Tribes On Tho Ilorthern Assam Frontier Are Found In ...

Doiylatabad
Doiylatabad, In Lat. 19° 57' N., Long. 75° 14' E., In The Dekhan, 9 Mites N.w. Of Aurang Abad. Mean Height Of The Village, 1721 Feet. Its Fortress, Which Was First Known As Deogliur Or Deogiri, Consists Of A Conical Greenstone Rock, The Base Of Which Is Scarped To A ...

Dollar
Dollar, A Coin Current In The United States Of America, Parts Of South America, The Eastern Archipelago, China, And Some Of The States Of Con Tinental Europe. It Is Usually The Largest Silver Coin Of A Country. The Amelican Dollar Is Divided Into 100 Cents, And 1.3 Valued At About ...

Dolmen
Dolmen, A Table Stone Used By Ancient Races As A Sepulchral Monuinent. The British Apply The Word Cromlech To Widely Different Structures. Its True Meaning Is A Circle Of Upright Stones, Like The Hurlers' And Nine Maidens ' In Cornwall. The Cromlech Of The British Antiquarian Is The Same As ...

Dong
Do.ng. Lillot. The Wild Yak Of Tibet, The Fiercest Of All Known Ruminants. It Will Rarely Allow A Num To Escape Alive If It Can Come Up With Him. It Is Generally Hunted On Horseback, The Great Aim Being To Detach Ono From The Herd. It Affects Open Grassy Places, ...

Dorey Or
Dorey Or Dori, Il Village In New Guinea, In Which The Houses Are Built On Posts In The Water, And Are Reached By Long Rude Bridges. The Houses Are Low, In The Form Of A Boat Bottom Upwards. In Dori The Papuans Are Called Myfore. They Are About 6 Feet ...

Dourani
Dourani, A Name Of The Abdali Tribe, Given To Them By A Hmad Shah, Saddozai, On His Ascend Ing The Throne In A.d. 1747, He Designating Them Dar-i-dauran, Pearl Of Tho World. They Aro Also Called Sulirnani, From A District Of Which, The Tobeh Maruf, They Formerly Came. The Dourani ...

Drab Tree
Drab Tree, Borassus Flabelliformis. Bracelet. Bracelet, Brassard, . Frt. I Braccialetto, Smaniglia, It. Armband, . . . . Ger. Brazalete, . . . Sp. Khangni ; Rakhi, Hind. Bracelets, Anklets, And Armlets Of Gold, Silver, Brass, Copper, And Deer Horn, The Metals Being Solidly Massive Or In The Form Of ...

Dragons Blood
Dragon's Blood. Dain-ul-akhwain, . Arab. Hirsduckhun, G Ki-lin-kieh, . . Sanguis Draconis, . Lat. Hiueh-kieh, Chu-kieb, Janiang, . . 3ialay. Lung-ain-hiang„ „ Khun-u-livan, Indarume, . . . Deer. Catgabluruga-rilda, Sans. Sang-dragon, . . Fit. Kandsanurga Rat Tarn, Taw. Dre,chenbluth, . . Ger. Khadga.mragarnnetru,tz. The Dragon's Blood Gum-resins Of Commerce Are ...

Drama
Drama. Mahomedan Countries Have Never Cultivated The Drama, If We Except The Passion Play Of Hagan And Husain In Persia And Bombay, Which Is Rather A Religious Comniemoration Than A Drama Proper. The Older Semitic Literature Contains No Dramatic Pieces At All. With Hindus, And With The Buddhists Of Burma ...

Dravidian
Dravidian, A Tenn Which Dr. Caldwell Applied To Tho Peoples And To The Vernacular Tongues Of The Great Majority Of Tho Inhabitants Of Southern India. Dravida Is Wed In Sanskrit Brahmanical Writings As An Ethnological And Philological Term. Menu Mentions The Inhabitants, The Dravida, As Out-castes And Barbarians, I.e. Not ...

Dreams
Dreams. Souge, Reve, . . . Fr. I Sogno, It Traum, Ger Sucno, Sp Khab, Nazr, Manitm,pees. Roga, Dush, . . Turk. Dreams Are To A Great Extent Still Trusted To In Eastern Countries. Their Earliest Remarkable Dreams Related, Were Those To Abraham, Of The Captivity, And At Bethel, Of ...

Drugs
Drugs. Dawa Of The Arabs And Marndu Of The Dravidian Races. Amongst 'the Physicians Of The East And South Of Asia, As In Europe Until Recent Times, Almost Every Substance Possessing Any Peculiarity Of Colour, Shape, Smell, Or Taste, Is Believed To Have Some Medicinal Virtue. Much Reliance Is Placed ...

Drunkenness
Drunkenness. Ivrognerie, . . . Fft. I Trunkenheit, . . Gra. Ivresse , I Naeba, Sulcr, . . Hind. In India The Inebriating Aubstances Used Are Opium, Preparations Of Hemp. Distilled Spirits. And The Fermented Juices Of The Palin Trees. In Modera Tion These Substances Aro Beneficial, And All Nations ...

Druse
Druse, A Race Occupying The Range Of Hills Which Extend Parallel To The Coast From The Neighbourhood Of Beyrout To The Heights Above Sidon. They Are Brave, Honest, And Hospitable. They Number 70,000. 3fin Kadini (ab Origine) The General Answer Given To All Inquiries As To Their Settliog There ; ...

Dry Rot
Dry Rot Is A Disease Affecting Timber, Pro Duced By The Attacks Of Fungi. The First Sign Of It Consists In The Appearance Of Small White Points, From Which A Filamentous Substance Radiates Parallel With The Surface Of The Timber. This Is The First Stage Of Growth Of The Spores ...

Dryobalanops Camphora
Dryobalanops Camphora, Cole., The Shorea Camphorifera, 1?ox1)., Is A Very Large Tree, A Native Of Borneo And Sumatra, Where It Sometimes Attains 6 To 8 Feet In Diameter, And 120 Feet High. In The Cavities Of The Trunk There Occur Collections Of Solid Camphor, And Of A Light Fluid Called ...

Duck
Duck. Canard, Fr Anitra, It. Ente, Schatzchen, Ger. Anade Sp. Battah, . . . . Hind. Urdek, . . . . Turk. The Domesticated Duck Is A Descendant From The Common Wild Duck, The Anas Boschas. Its Domestication Has Beeu Accomplished In Compara Tively Recent Times, For It Was Unknown ...

Dugong Malay
Dugong. Malay. The Sea Siren, Merman, Mermaid. Professor Owen Denominated The &gong Of The Archipelago, Halicore Indieus, In Distinction From That Of The Northern Coast Of Australia, At A Thue When The Former Had Not Been Ascertained To Frequent (as A Dugong Of Soma Kind Is Now Known To Do) ...

Dukh Can
. . Can., Dukh. Rajika, Natchellny, Sans. Maudal, Munrivi, Hind. Nauguli, „ . . Sind. Maud, Koda, . . „ Korakan, . . . Singh. Chalodra, . . . . „ Kay Veru, Kelwa-ragu, Tam. Mutami Tsjetti Pullu, Tamidelu, . . . . Tel. Menical. Chiviki Velama, Ragulu, „ This ...

Durga
Durga, A Form Of Parvati, And Wife Of Siva. She Corresponds With Juno Of The Greeks And Romans, And The Isis Of The Egyptians, As Also With Ceres And Proserpine. Durga Is Also Known As Bhawani, Kali, Devi, And Singliwani. As Durga, She Is Representhd With Ten Arms. Lu One ...

Durga Pima
Durga Pima Is The Festival Of Durga, Held Iti Bengal In The Mouth Of Aswin, About October, And On This Occasion The Images Of Her Sons, Karti Keya And Gatiesha, Are Usually Placed On Caci1 Side Of Her. In Calcutta This Is The Most Splendid And Expensive, As Well Ttli ...

Durio Zibethinus
Durio Zibethinus. Lime. Du Yeen, : . Bursi. I Dorian, . . . . Enc. Du Yeen Yning, . „ Turrien, Sfax. The Durian Is A Large And Lofty Tree Of The 3ialay Peninsula, The Eastern Archipelago, And The Moluccas. The Flowers Are Arranged In Clusters On The Trunk And ...

Dust
Dust And Dust-storms. Poussiere, Poudra, • Fs. I Gird, Staub, Ohrfeige, . Ger. Polvere, . . . Ir. Khak, Pesbash, . Turk. Dust Is Earried Along With Winds To Great Dis Tances. Sirocco Or African Dust Has Been Found By The Microscope To Consist Of Infusoria And Organ Isms Whose ...

Dutch
Dutch. This Name, In The English Language, Is Given To The People Of Holland, Who Call Their Own Country Niederland Or Netherland. They Have Occupied Parts Of The Ea.st Indies Since The Middle Of The 16th Century. Ceylon Was Occupied By The Portuguese In 1596, But Was Taken Posses Sion ...

Dwar
Dwar. Jim% A Gate Or Entrance. A Term Applied To The Mountain Passes Leading From The Plain At The Foot Of The Himalaya Into Bhutan, Also To The Rich And Fertile Level Tract Itself. The Dwar Are Occupied By An Indian Race. They Are 18 In Number. Their Breadth Varies ...

Dyes
Dyes And Dyeing. Teinture, . . . . Fe. Tinta, Ir. Ffirben, . . . . G Er. Tinte, Se Rang, . Ilirw., Pers. Bora, I Tun Ic.. Dyeing Is Tho Art Of Imparting To Wool, Hair, Silk, Cotton, Linen, Leather, Etc., Colours Which Resist The Operation Of Washing, And ...