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- n. Archaic form of taluk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large estate; esp., one constituting a revenue district or dependency the native proprietor of which is responsible for the collection and payment of the public revenue due from it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See taluk, talukdar.
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After spending some pleasant days at Mangalore I set out for Manjarabad, the talook or county which borders on the South Kanara district -- in what is called a manshiel -- a kind of open-sided cot slung to a bamboo pole which projects far enough in front and rear to be placed with ease on the shoulders of the bearers.
By these all members were in future to be elected, and the qualifications entitling a man to vote for, or be elected a member for a county (talook), were (1) the payment of land revenues, a house and shop tax to the amount specified in the schedule  for each county; (2) the ownership of land to the value of 500 rupees a year, accompanied with residence in the county; and
The registration was to be effected by its being made compulsory that when an advance was given three tickets on a Government form should be issued, one of which was to be held by the employer, the second by the labourer, and the third by the registrar of the talook.
Hemavati which rises to the north of Manjarabad and, as we have seen, skirts the eastern border of that talook, or county.
 Manjarabad is a talook or county on the south-west frontier of
Western Ghaut park scenery which is mostly contained in the talook or county of Manjarabad which stretches for about twenty-five miles along the western frontier of Mysore, a tract of country so beautiful that the laconic Colonel Wellesley (afterwards the great Duke of Wellington), who rarely put a superfluous word into his dispatches, could not refrain from remarking in one of them on the beautiful appearance of the country. [