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Page 142 - India especially to a native officer of Government, employed either in the revenue department to take charge of an estate and collect the revenues on account of Government, or to investigate and report their amount, or in the judicial department, as a judge and arbitrator in civil causes. In the Presidency of Bengal, in particular, two classes of native judicial functionaries were so named, or the 'Sadar Amin...
Page 285 - Handsell" to be, " the first money received at market, which many superstitious people will spit on, either to render it tenacious that it may remain with them, and not vanish away like a fairy gift, or else to render it propitious and lucky, that it may draw more money toit.
Page 280 - A torch lighted at both ends and whirled round so as to form a double circle of fire ; a gymnastic feat which consists in whirling round a stick weighted at both ends.
Page 320 - Rajputs, is sometimes exchanged as a challenge. 2. A thong tied to the hilt of a sword by which it is retained in the scabbard ; a sword-knot ; the hilt of a sword. 3. A quid of tobacco ; a cheroot or cigar.
Page 306 - ¡r^ *ЛИШ bhoj-patra or bhojpattar, m. the bark of a tree, said to be a kind of birch, used in making long tubes or pipes for the faullta. г. .> *ïl«i<*
Page 320 - To propose a premium for the performance of a task. The phrase originates in a custom that prevailed of throwing a htra of betel into the midst of an assembly, in token of an invitation to undertake some difficult affair. The person who took up the betel thereby bound himself to perform the business in question. sat...
Page 472 - Brahman, or barber, etc. of a village must be paid his fees, whether you choose to employ him or another person).
Page i - The islands, that before had lain we knew not how — or we had only felt that they were all most lovely — begin to show themselves in the order of their relation to one another and to the shores. The eye rests on the largest, and with them the lesser combine ; or we look at one or two of the least, away by themselves, or remote from all a tufted rock ; and many as they are, they break not the breadth of the liquid plain, for it is ample as the sky. They show its amplitude ; as masses...