from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as baggala.
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The Baghlah27 (buggalow), is a vessel above fifty tons burden, the Sambuk (a classical term) from fifteen to fifty.
India, pronounced and written by foreigners “buggalow.”
I went once upon a time in the dark to grope for a berth on board of his buggalow, and, stumbling over some one's toes, enquired to whom they belonged.
The buggalow in which I came from Aden was now anchored in Bunder
-- Having engaged a buggalow and stowed away all the traps, I embarked in the evening, weighed anchor, and set sail.