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Lecanium Coffee
Lecanium Coffee, Walker, Of The Order Hemiptera, The Coffee Bug Of Ceylon, For Some Years Devastated Some Of The Plantations Of Ceylon. They Are Greedily Devoured By The Large Red Ant, Formica Smaragdina, Fab., And An Attempt Was Made To Eradicate The Bug By The Introduction Of The Ant, But ...

Leeches
Leeches. The Leech Genera, Bdella, Hnmadipsa, San Guisuga, Belong To The Family Hirudinidm Of The Class Annelidm, And Contain The True Medicinal Leeches, Which Are Procurable In All The Stagnant Waters Of India. Saiiguisuga .tegyptiaca Is The Leech Of Proverbs Xxx. 15. S. Medieinalis, Savigity, The Speckled Leech, Occurs Also ...

Left Hand Caste
Left-hand Caste. Edagai, Eddayai, . }caen. I Idangai, Idam, . Tom. Edagai Kula, . . „ I Idakai , 13 The Vaishnava Hindus In The South Of India Speak Of Themselves As Of The Right Or Left Hand. The Karnatic Enumeration Of The Left-hand Castes Furnishes Nine, Viz. :— 1. ...

Legislative Councils
Legislative Councils, For Making Laws For British India, Sit At Each Of The Presidency Towns. On The 16th January 1862, The Governor General In Council, Under The Authority Vested In Him By The Act 24 And 25 Viet. Cap. 67, Sec. 16, Appointed Saturday The 18th Of January 1862, And ...

Lemon Grass
Lemon Grass, Camel's Hay ; Sweet Rush. Ask'hur, . . . . Arab. Malatrinakam, . Sanse. Gundho-bcna, Beng., Gus. Kamachi-pillu, . . Tam. Gund-bol, Olacha, . Hind. Wassina-pillu, . . „ Siri, Jaw. Casatum-pillu, . . „ Gowr•gah, . . ;pers. 1 Kamachi Kasuvu, . Tel. The English Name Is ...

Lemuride
Lemurid)e, A Fatally Of Mammals, The Le Murs, Mostly Of Madagascar, One Genus Of Africa And Two Or Three In India And Malayana. 'fho Lemurs Constitute A Distinct Group Of Qua.dru Manous Animals. They Live Almost Entirely In Trees, And Are Most Active At Night. The Fur Of The Lemurs ...

Leopard
Leopard. Pau, Ching, . . . Chin. I Sim, . Tungus. Several Distinct Species Of Leopard Are Known. Felis Leopardus, Sekreb., The Leopard Or Cheeta Of India. F. Pardus, The Pard Or Panther Or Gorbacha Of The Dekhan. F. Diardi, Dem., Clouded Leopard Of India And Malayana. F. Jubata, Maned ...

Lepciia
Lepciia, A Mongolian Tribe Forming A Large Part Of The Population Of Sikkim. The Country Of Sikkim And Harping Is The Land Of The Lepcha, A Bhot Race Who Are Hemmed In Between The Newer And Other Nepal Tribes, And The Lhopa Of Bhutan, The Lepcha Area Being Barely Go ...

Leprosy
Leprosy, A Disease Which Attacks The Human Race In Europe, Asia, And Africa. It Appears On The Skin Of The Body In Various Forms, But Euro Pean Medical Men Regard It As A Constitutional Ailment. Their Number In All India In 1881 Was 131,968, Of Whom 98,982 Were Males, 785 ...

Leptoptilos Javanica
Leptoptilos Javanica. Flora! Ciconia Calva, Jerdon. 1 C. Cristata, M'clell. C. Capillata, Tonal. Argila Crinita, B. Ham. C. Nudifrons, Apc1d1. A. Immigratoria, Hodg. Chandana, . . . Beng. Chinjara, . . . . Hind. Chandiari, . . . „ Bang-gor Of . Purniah. Madanchur, . . • 71 Nutha-cootee-narai, Tam. ...

Lepus
Lepus, The Hare, Is Of The Family Leporidm. There Are Five Species Known To Inhabit The East Indies,—l. Ruficaudatus, The Common Indian Hare ; L. Nigricollis, The Black-naped L. Hispidus, The Hispid Hare ; L. Peguensis Of Burma, And L. Pallipes Of Tibet. Hares Are Unknown In Arakan And In ...

Lhopa
Lhopa, A Quarrelsome And Cruel But Not Brave Race Of Eastern Tibet And Nepal. They Have Invariably Black Hair, Which Is Cut Close To The Head. The Eye Is Small, Black, With Long Pointed Corners, As Though Stretched And Extended By Artificial Means. Their Eyelashes Are So Thin As To ...

Lichens
Lichens Possess Two Distinct Characters ; Several Are Nutritious, Some Bitter, And Some. Yield To Ammoniacal Solutions A Variety Of Bril Liant Colours, And Are Much Used As Dye-stuffs. Lichen Bread Is Used In Finland In Times Of Scarcity. They Are Perennials, Spreading In The Form Of A Crust Over ...

Licuala
Licuala, A Genus Of Palms Of The Tribe Cory Phinm Of Martins, Coryphem Of Lindley, And So Named By Rumphius, From The Macassar Name Of The Species, L. Spinosa, Figured By Him In Herb. Amboin. I. T. 9, And Which Is Found In The Islands Of Macassar And Celebes. L. ...

Lighthouses
Lighthouses. In The Red Sea, The Lights—_ At Ashraff, On The N.e. Part Of The Reef At Jubal Strait, In Lat. 27° 47' 21' N., And Long. 33° 42' 27' E. The Brothers On N. Island, In Lat. 26° 18' 50' N., And Long. 34° 50' 12' E. On The ...

Lightning
Lightning. Barg, Arab. I Skimshek, . . . Turk. Bijli, Hind. . Sheet-lightning Is An Electric Phenomenon Very Common In India; It Is Unaccompanied By Thunder, Or Is Too Distant To Be Heard. When It Appears, The Whole Sky, But Particularly The Horizon, Is Suddenly Illuminated With A Flickering Flash. ...

Lign Aloes
Lign-aloes, Eagle-wood, Aloes-wood. Ahel, Maw., . . Arab. Calumbac, . . . Erg. Ahelat, Fem., . . „ Agila-wood, . . . Ahelun, Pt., . . _mifflin, Ahilotti, . Iliin. Chin-hiang, . . . Crum Agar, . . . . . Hind. A-kia-lu-mang, . „ Agallochum, . • Lat. Ya-hiang, ...

Lignite
Lignite Is A Fossil Wood, Somewhat Car Bonized, But Displaying Its Wooden Texture. In Structure It Is Intermediate Between Peat And Coal, And Comprises Jet, Moor Coal, Bovey Coal, Brown Coal, And Basaltic Coal. It Occurs In Sumbulpur, Talchere, Rajmahal, Chittagong, Amongst The Hills Up The Kurufuli River In Assam, ...

Liiassa
Liiassa. To The Lhassan Kingdom Of Great Tibet Is Applied The Name Of Kha-chan-pa Or Snow-land. Lhassa Is The Scat Of Tho Great Priest Of The Eastern Buddhists. Its Houses Are Large, And Aro Fresh Whitewashed And Painted Every Year, So As To Present A Gay Appearance. In The City ...

Limestone
Limestone Occurs Abundantly In Many Parts Of The E. Indies, In The Form Of Nodular Masses, Also As A Compact Stone And Granular As Marble, Rarely As Chalk. There Is Much Granular Marble In The Tinnevelly District In The South Of The Peninsula Of India, Both Pure White And Veined. ...

Linden Tribe
Linden Tribe, The Tiliacere Of Botanists, Com Prise About 91 Species Of The East Indies, Mostly With Valuable Economic Properties, The Following Being The More Important Of Them : Corchorus Acutangulus, Lam., All India, Malayans. C. Fascicularis, Lam., All British India. C. Olitorius, Linn., A11 British India, Egypt, Malayana. C. ...

Linga Or
Linga Or Lingam Is The Symbol Or Form Under Which The Hindu Deity Siva Is Principally Worshipped. There Are Various Kinds Of Linga, To All Of Which Worship Is Offered. As Usually Seen In British India, The Lingam Is A Round Conical Stone, Rising Perpendicularly From An Oval Shaped Rim ...

Lingaet
Lingaet, Jangam, Lingadhari. Banjigya, . . . Can. I Waal, Mana. Bamjaga, . . . „ Linga•balja-vadoo, Tel. The Lingaet, A Hindu Sect In Southern India, Also Called Lingadhara, Linghawant, Littganiat, And Jangama. They Are Vira Saiva, Whose Sole Object Of Worship Is The Lingam, A Model Of Which In ...

Linseed
Linseed, Flax Seed Of Linum Usitatissimum. Buzruk, . . . . Arab. Tukhm-i-katan, Pers. Hu-ma-tsze, . . . Cmx. Siemie, Iniane, . Horrfroe, . . . Dan. Linhaca, . . . . Port. Lynzaad, . . . Semja-lenjanw, . Ens. Ian, Graine De Lin, . Fr. Linaza, Sr. Lein-samen, . ...

Lion
Lion, Fens Leo, Linn. Lowe Gen. Liono, Leone, Ir. Sher, . . Peas. I Leon, Sy. Untia-bag,. . . Hind. Arslan, . . . Tunic. The Lion Is Generally Recognised To Be Of Only One Species, With The Lion Of Senegal, The Lion Of Barbary, The Lion Of Persia, The ...

Liquidambar
Liquidambar. Mia-sailah, . . . Arab. I Liquid Storax, . . Eng. Nan-tu-yok, Tu-yok,bunsr. I Rasamalay, . Dialar. The Name Is Derived From Liquidum, Fluid, And Ambar, The Arabic Name Of Amber. The Liquidambar Of Commerce Is A Product Of Three Plants. L. Styraciflua, A Large, Fine Tree, Is The ...

Literature
Literature. From The Most Ancient Times There Have Been Races And Nations In The South And East Of•asia Who Have Been Famed For Their Literary Attainments. The Akkadians Were Pre Eminently A Literary People ; Their Conception Of Chaos Was That Of A Time When As Yet No Books Were ...

Little Tibet
Little Tibet, The Modern Balti, Is A Good Deal To The North-east Of Kashmir. And North West Of Ladakh. Gilgit Is A Country, Conquered By Gulab Singh, To The West - North - West Of Iskardo. The Chorbat District Is A Dependency Of The Government Of Iskardo, Which, Like That ...

Littoral Concrete
Littoral Concrete Is A Rock Found Close By The Sea-shore Of The Bombay Coast And Western Coast Of The Peninsula Of India, Resembling The Artificial Stone Formed By The Cementation Of Sand, Gravel, Or Other Coarse Material, By Lime-water Or Mortar. It Is Composed Of Shells, Sand, Gravel, And Pebbles, ...

Lodoioea Seychellarum
Lodoioea Seychellarum. Labillard. Nux Medics, Cocos Maldivica. Darya Ka Narel, . Dekh. Cocos De Maldives, Port. Sea Cocoanut, . . Eng. Ubdie Narikaylam, Sansk. Double Cocoanut, . ' , Kaddel Taynga, . Tam. Cocos De Mer, . . . Fn. Siamudtatu-tenkflia, Tel. The Double Cocoanut Tree Of The\ Seychelles Is ...

Logwood
Logwood. Ch'ik-su-muh, . . Chin. Campeggio, . . . It. Campechetrae, . . Dan. Pao De Campeche, Port. Kampecheh Hout, . Dm% Kampeshskoe Derevo, Rug. Bois De Campeche, . Fa. Palo De Campeche, . Sr. Blauholz, . . . Ger. Kampechetrad, . . Sw. Campesche-holz, . „ Logwood Is The ...

Lohana
Lohana, A Powerful Tribe Who Have Been Known As Residents In Sind Since The Earliest Times, And Have Undergone Great Vicissitudes, But Still Retain Their Credit As Well As Their Religion, And, Whether Regarded As Merchants Or Officials, Are The Most Influential Tribe In Sind. They Have Spread Into Afghanistan, ...

Lomi30k
Lomi30k, A Fertile And Populous Island, Divided From Bali By A Narrow Strait. The Population Consists Chiefly Of Sassak, Balinese, And Bugi. The Bugi Reside Upon The Coasts. The Raja Of Lombok Has The Title Of Anak Agong, Which Means Son Of Heaven. The Indigenes Are Called Sassak. The People ...

Lonar
Lonar, A Small Town In The Buldana District Of Berar, In Lat. 19° 58' 50" N., Long. 76° 33' E. ; Population In 1867, 1865. It Is A Place Of Great Antiquity, At The Side Of A Lake, Which In Hindu Fable Is The Dwelling Of Lonasur, A Giant Who ...

Longevity
Longevity. In Most Eastern Countries, The Aged Amongst Their Fellow - Citizens Are Much Respected, And The Chinese Have In Their Cities Temples Of Longevity. The Races Occupying British India Are Short - Lived Com Pared With Those Of Britain, And Advance More Rapidly To Old Age, Both Physiologically And ...

Loom
Loom. Nawl, Arab. ; Tant, Rack Ras, Hind. ; Aba Aba Kudu, Malay ; Mansaj, Pens. The Hand-loom Is To Be Seen In Most Parts Of S.e. Asia And The Archipelago, But The Fly-shuttle Is Rarely Used. Both Cotton And Silk Fabrics Are Woven. During The Period Anterior To The ...

Lotus
Lotus. Nufar, . . . . .arab. Nilofar, . . . Pers. Padma. Podoo, . Beng. Kamala, Padma, . Sansk. Komol, Ponglmj, „ Tamare, . . . Tam. Lien-ngau, . . Chin. Yerra Tamare, . . Tel. Ambuj, Kangwel, Hind. Tellani Padmam, . . „ Lotus Is A Name Given ...

Louisiade Archipelago
Louisiade Archipelago Is S.e. Of New Guinea. It Extends About 400 Miles In Length, By About 160 Miles In Breadth, Where Broadest. The Centre Of The Archipelago Is Under Lat. S., And Long. 152° 25 E. The Islands Are Inhabited By A Black Papuan Race With Woolly Hair, And Macgillivray ...

Louk Ka
Louk-ka. The Green Dye Of China, Louk-ka, Lo-kao, Or King-lok, Was First Made Known To Europe In 1845. Its Price In China Has Continued Steady At 24 Dollars The Catty. In China, The Green Cloths Dyed By This Material Are Called Liou-sai, But Are Known To The Trade As So-lo-pou, ...

Lucknow Or
Lucknow Or Lakbnau, The Capital City Of The Province Of Oudh, Situated On Both Banks Of The River Gumti, In Lat. 26° 51' 40" N., And Long. 80° 58' 10" E. Area, 13 Square Miles; Population In 1881, 261,303 Persons. Lucknow Was Not, By The Most Probable Accounts, Founded Before ...

Luminosity
Luminosity. Sea Water, In The Deep, Is Of A Deep Violet-blue, But Often In The Ocean Are Seen Luminous Sparks Or Points Of Light ; Also A Soft, Liquid, General, And Wide-spread Effulgence. Occasionally Are Moon-shaped Patches Of Steady Light And Instantaneous Recurrent Flashes, And A Milky Sea Is Often ...

Lunar Races
Lunar Races. The Rajput Races Of India, Who Trace Their Descent Or Origin From The Moon, Soma, Or Chandra, Through Yadu Or Jadu, Are Called Yadava. It Has Eight Branches, Of Which The Jhareja And Bhatti In Cutch And Jeysulmir Are The Most Powerful. The Dynasties Which Succeeded The Great ...

Luristan
Luristan, A Province Of Persia Which Extends Westward For About 270 Miles, From The Borders Of Fars, In Lat. 31° 51' N., To Those Of Kermanshah, About Lat. 34° 5' N., With An Ordinary Width Of About 70 Miles. Luristan Is Divided Into Two Provinces, Luri-buzurg And Luri-kuchuk, Or The ...

Lustral Ceremonies
Lustral Ceremonies Are Deemed Very Important By Brahmans, And Are Attended To, As Prescribed In Their Books, With A Degree Of Minute Particularity That Appears Ridiculous To Those Not Interested Or Informed On The Points To Which Such Lustrations Are Supposed To Have Reference ; Indeed, There Is No End ...

Lycopersicum
Lycopersicum, The Tomato Or Love-apple, The Produce Of South America, A Genus Of The Same Family As Potatoes, A Delicious Vegetable, Cultivated Iu Many Gardens. There Are Two Sorts, Single And Double ; May Be Sown Immediately The Rains Commence, In Beds; Afterwards Transplanted In Rows, Two Feet Apart, And ...

Lycopodiacee Dc
Lycopodiacee. D.c. The Club Moss Tribe Of Plants, Comprising The Genera Lycopodium And Isoetes. The Green Woods Of Tenasserim Are Often Carpeted With The Club Moss. Mr. Fortune Met With A Dwarf Lycopodium On The Hills Of Hong-kong, Which He Carried To Messrs. Dent's Garden. The Old Compradore Was Quite ...

Ma Bud Arab
Ma Bud. Arab. The Adored One, A Title Applied By Orthodox Muliammadans To God Alone. In The Bagh And Bahar The Darveshes Who Narrate The Stories Which Make Up The Work, Commence Their Discourses With The Ejaculation, Ya Ma'bud Allah ! (0 Adored God!) As A Sort Of Apology For ...

Macacus
Macacus, A Genus Of Mammals, Of The Family Simiarke, Of Which There Are Several Species In India, The Malay Peninsula, And Eastern Archi Pelago. Their Tails Vary Greatly In Length. Macacus Assamensis, M. Pelops, Hodgson. I Inuus Pelops, Jerdon. A Native Of Assam, Of A Bluish-grey Colour, Dark Brownish On ...

Macassar
Macassar, The Mangkasara Of The Celebes, Is The Chief Settlement Of The Dutch On The Celebes, And Is In Lat. 5° 8' 15" S., And Long. 119° 23' 30" E. The N. Coast Of Celebes Is In General High, Bold Land. Macassar Town Has A Good Harbour, Defended By Fort ...

Mace
Mace. Talzuffar, . . .arab. Bunga-pala, . . Malay. Dza-deip-p'ho-bwen, By. Bunga-bna-pala, . „ Tau-kau•hwa, . Ch.m. Bez Baz, . . . Pers. . . „ Mushkatngi Taoget, Bus. Foely, Footle, . . Dot. Jatipatri, . . . Muscaat-bloom,. „ Wassawassie, . Singh. F Flour Do Muscade, . R. Macto, ...

Machin Or
Machin Or Maha-china, Great China, The Name By Which Hindus Style The Empire Of China. But It Is Often Used Pleonastically Coupled With Chin To Denote The Same Thing ; Chin And Machin, A Phrase Having Some Analogy To The Term Sind Iva Hind, Used To Express All India, Also ...

Madhava
Madhava, A Celebrated Biahman, Native Of Tuluva, Who Became Prime Minister To Vira Bukka Raya, King Of Vijayanagar In The 14th Century. Madhava Was Brother Of Sayana, Author Of The Great Commentary On The Veda, In Which Work 31adhava Is Believed To Have Shared. Both Brothers Are Celebrated As Scholars, ...

Madrassa
Madrassa, Any Muhammadan College. One Of These Was Established In Calcutta In The Year 1780 By Warren Hastings. Another Was Established In Madras By Nawab Gholam Muham Mad Ghouse, Which After His Death Was Taken Over By The British, But Abolished In 1884. 'madras City, On The Coromandel Coast, Is ...

Madura
Madura, A Town In The Southern Part Of The Peninsula Of India, In The Madras Presidency, In Hit. 9° 55' 16* N., And Long. 78° 9' 44" E. It Gives Its Name To A Revenue District, Lying Between Lit. 9° 4' And 10° 44' N., And Long. 77° 14' And ...

Madura Or
Madura Or Madoera Island, In The Eastern Archipelago, Forms Part Of Netherlands India. Its N.w. Point Is In Lat. 6° 554' S., Long. 112° E., And Its E. Point In Lat. 59' S., Long. 114° 111' E. It Is The Most Important Of A Line Of 75 Islands Which Runs ...

Magadha
Magadha. The Territory Of Which This Is The Ancient Name Corresponds With That Part Of The Present Behar Which Extends Along The South Ol The River Ganges. The Capital Was Rajagriha. Magadha Is Mentioned So Early As In The Atharvan Veda, And Is Met With So Late As The 7th ...

Magi
Magi Were The Priests Of The Persians, Bac Trians, Charismians, Aryans, And Sakm. Diogenes Laertius (in Proem, P. 2, Lond. 1664) Notices Their Reverence For Fire, Earth, And Water,—oiq ;get 7rop Melt, Ilczi 'yffp, Xat Or4p. But Herodotus Had, Before Him, Mentioned Sacrifices Offered On Moun Tains To Jupiter By ...

Maha Yaza Win
Maha Yaza Win, Also Written Naha Radza Weng, A Royal Chronicle Of Burma, Which Gives Dates From P.c. 1000. There Is No Doubt That Tagoung And Prome And Pagan Were Each In Their Turn For Many Centuries The Seat Of An Empire, But There Is No Certainty Until The Middle ...

Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram, Called By The People Mavelpuram Or Mavalivaram, And By The British The Seven Pagodas. In The Sthala Purana, Written In Sanskrit, The Name Is Simply Mallapuri. But In The Inscription Near The Varashvami Temple It Is Enlarged Into Mahamallapuram, By Prefixing The Sanskrit Adjective Maha. It Is A Village ...

Mahaban
Mahaban, Meaning Great Forest, Is A Bill On The Panjab Frontier, 40 Miles Up From Attock, At The Cast End Of A Spur Of The Ilam Range. It Is Situated On The Right Bank Of Tho Indus, And Rises To A Height Of 7400 Feet Above The Sea, And 50 ...

Mahabharata
Mahabharata, An Epic Poem, Or A Collection Of Ancient Lays, Of Different Dates. The Ground Work Of The Poem, The Kaurava And Pandava War, Contains 24,000.verses. The Leading Story Com Mences With Atri, A Flash Of Light From Whose Eye Produced The Moon (which In Sanskrit Is Male), And That ...

Maharaja
Maharaja, An Honorific Appellation Of The Head Of A Sect Of Hindus Styled The Rudra Sampradayi, Also Vallabhacharya, Also Gokal Astha. The Sect Arose About The 15th Century, From The Teachings Of Vallabhacharya, A Telinga Brahman, And His Doctrines Are Best Known As Those Of The Gokalastha Gosai, The Title ...

Mahavira
Mahavira, The Title Of Vardhamana, The 24th And Last Jainatirthankara, Began His Austerities At The Ago Of 30, Continued Them For Twelve And A Half Years As A Digambara Or Naked Ascetic, Without Even A Bhikhshu's Begging Dish, And At The Age Of 72 He Died At The Court Of ...

Mahmud
Mahmud, Son Of Sabaktagin, Commonly Called Of Ghazni, Was A Brave, Experienced, Prudent Sovereign, Distinguished In War And As A Civil Administrator. He Ruled From A.d. 997 To A.d. 1030, In Which Period -he Extended His Dominions From The Persian Gulf To The Sea Of Aral, And From The Mountains ...

Mahoba
Mahoba, An Ancient City, In Lat. 25° 17' 40" N., And Long. 54' 40" E., In The N.w. Pro Vinces Of India, At The Foot Of A Low Granite Hill 54 Miles To The South Of Hamirpur, At The Junction Of The Betwa And Jumna, 34 Miles To The North ...

Mahomed
Mahomed, The Founder Of The Muhammadan Religion, Was Born On The 10th November 570, And Died On The 8th Juno 632, In His G3d Year. Arabian Prophet And Apostle Are Terms Sometimes Applied To Him In European Literature, But His Followers In India Only Recognise The Appellations Of Hasid Allah, ...

Mahomed Kasim
Mahomed Kasim Was Nephew Of Hejaj, Governor Of Basra. During The Khalifat Of Walid, Hejaj Sent His Nephew From Shiraz With An Army 6000 Strong, To Attack Dewal (a.d. 711, A.h. 92), A Seaport Connected With Sind, Belonging To Raja Dahir. It Had Numerous Brahman Inhabitants, But Was Garrisoned By ...

Mahomed Taghalaq
Mahomed Taghalaq, Emperor Of India, Reigned From (sat. 725) A.d. 1325 To (s.n. 752) A.d. 20th March 1351. His Name Was Juna Khan, But He Took The Title Of Mahomed Taghalaq. He Succeeded To The Throne As A Parricide. He Erected A Wooden Structure, And After His Father The King, ...

Mahomedanism
Mahomedanism. At Present The Followers Of Mahomed Are Styled Muhammadan, Moslem, And Also Musalman, By The Europeans, The Last Named Being From The Singular Muslim, And Plural Musalmin, Of The Arabs. The Burmese Call Them Pa-thi, And The Chinese In Yunnan, Panthay, Also Quay. The Chinese Know Them Also As ...

Mahsir Or
Mahsir Or Maha-air, Literally Great-head, The Native Name Of Species Of Barhus (carp); B. Macrocephalus, M'cl.; B. Mesa!, Ruch. Ham.; B. Tor, Ruch. Ham. ; And B. Neilli, Day. They Afford Good Sport To Amateur Fishermen, And They Are Good Eating. Voracious As An English Pike, Many A One Is ...

Maiiratta
Maiiratta, A Country, Called Maharashtra, First Mentioned In Indian History In The Mahawanso. Maharashtra Was One Of The Nine Kingdoms Of Southern India In The Time Of Hiwen Thsang, The Chinese Pilgrim (640 S.d.). The Mahratta Race Inhabit The Country Lying Between The Range Of Mountains Which Stretches Along The ...

Maim Pers
Maim Pers. A Fish. From Basrah To Hor Muz, The Sea-coast People Still Principally Live On Fish. The Mahi-abah And Mahi-ashnah, Literally Fish Bread And Fish Soup, Used Among The People Of Lar, Is Prepared From Fish (more Particularly A Small Kind Found Near Hormuz) By Exposing It To The ...

Maimansinii Or
Maimansinii Or 3iymensing, A British Dis Trict Of Bengal, Lying Between Lat. 23° 56' And 25° 25' N., And Between Long. 89° 43' And 91° 18' E. Its Rivers Aro The Jamuna, The Brahmaputra, And The Megna. Its Chief Aboriginal Tribes Are The Llajang, The Garo, The Chandal. The Proper ...

Main Singh
Main Singh, Known To Geographers As The Pandit. He Was Employed With Robert Schlagentweit, Under Major Montgomerie And Others, In The Middle Of The 19th Century, In Exploring The Himalaya. He Was Born About The Year 1825, And Was Robert Schlagentweit's Assistant. After The Murder Of His Master, He Settled ...

Mairwara
Mairwara Is Inhabited By Predatory Tribes, And Belongs Partly To Udaipur. Jodhpur, And The British Government, In Virtue Of Its Possession Of Ajmir. Mairwara Was Entirely Subdued By A British Force In 1821.. It Was Taken Under British Administration, And A Local Corps Was Raised, To Which Udaipur And 'jodhpur ...

Maize
Maize, Indian Corn. The Zea Mays Of Botanists Is Much Cultivated In India, And In All The Islands Of The Asiatic Archipelago ; Is, However, More Reared In The Western Than In The Old Continent. The Stem And Leaves, When Dry, Are Chopped Up And Given To Cattle. Tho Seed ...