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- Hindi झील. (Wiktionary)
“Nonkreem jheel, Alisma, Villarsia! and Potamogeton occur.”
“A lake or jheel was observed 500 feet below the village, of some extent, formed in”
“Later in the afternoon we tied up to the bank for the night near a large jheel, where we all landed, Charlotte to try a rifle which she had borrowed, and I, if possible, to slay a few more duck, while Jane sat peacefully on a bank and enjoyed the glorious sunset.”
“It was glaringly hot at the station; several Europeans wore black spectacles, and I had to do the same, for needle like pains ran through my eyes since the day on the snipe jheel at Bhamo.”
“About ten we got to the jheel; a swamp in an open space of about sixty acres, of water and grass; of a fresh green, surrounded by low woods.”
“The walking was very tiring, one leg on firm ground and the other up to the top of the thigh in mud and water for one second, and vice versa the next; and the trees kept any breeze there was off the jheel, so we streamed from the tops of our heads.”
“I had to meet Carter at the Fort where we were to take canoes, and an elephant, across the Irrawaddy to a jheel, five miles through jungle.”
“One morning we camped by a jheel or pond in the very heart of the jungle, and had quite a good breakfast off wild-fowls 'eggs, which we found among the reeds and rushes on the bank.”
“The part of the jheel where they were found was drier than the rest, there being only about an inch of water in places, while other portions were quite dry.”
“A good part of the jheel was covered with grass about 18 inches high, and to this they appeared partial, though occasionally I found them among the long reeds.”
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