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  • proper noun Alternative spelling of Hindustan.


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  • Moslem fanaticism renders it by the Arab “Khuráfah” = silly fables, and in Hindostan it = a jest: “Bát-kí bát, khurafát-ki khurafát” (a word for a word, a joke for a joke).

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 9 Yet the soil of Hindostan is impregnated with precious minerals: her trade, in every age, has attracted the gold and silver of the world; and her virgin spoils were rifled by the first of the

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Our graves are spread thickly over the deadly plains; our brightest and best toil and suffer and die, and they have hardly so much as a stone to mark their sleeping-place; our blood has watered those awful stretches from the Himalayas to Comorin, and we may call Hindostan the graveyard of Britain's noblest.

    The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions Joints In Our Social Armour

  • Hindostan, that is, the country lying between the Indus and the

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part I. The Exploration of the World

  • This word Hindostan means "black place," for in the Persian language

    Far Off

  • “Ay, and I have seen those in Hindostan you may well call devil.”

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • He told many stories to the advantage of this Prince, who certainly was one of the wisest that Hindostan could boast; and amidst great crimes, perpetrated to gratify his ambition, displayed many instances of princely generosity, and, what was a little more surprising, of even-handed justice.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • Britain's Prince William, centre, walks with other officers on the static training vessel Hindostan, during a training session, as he begins his two-month attachment with the Royal Navy at Britannia Royal Naval college, in Dartmouth southwest England, Tuesday June 3, 2008.

    Archive 2008-06-15

  • Timur or Tamerlane invaded Hindostan, affording its natives the choice between the Koran and death.

    Quentin Durward

  • C — — —, who had made several voyages to the shores of Hindostan, knowing something of

    The Surgeon's Daughter


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