Calcutta


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Synonyms for Calcutta

the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world

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The Pharaon left Calcutta the 5th February; she ought to have been here a month ago.
There was a down-country jackal had it from a brother, who told me, that in Calcutta of the South all the jackals were as fat as otters in the Rains," said the Jackal, his mouth watering at the bare thought of it.
The Adjutant had done his very best to describe his feelings after swallowing a seven-pound lump of Wenham Lake ice, off an American ice-ship, in the days before Calcutta made her ice by machinery; but as he did not know what ice was, and as the Mugger and the Jackal knew rather less, the tale missed fire.
He, therefore, sent in his resignation, and half botanizing, half playing the hunter, he made his way toward the north of the Indian Peninsula, and crossed it from Calcutta to Surat--a mere amateur trip for him.
The Black Hole of Calcutta must have been a fool to it; indeed, to this moment I do not know how we lived through the day.
I was invalided and sent to Calcutta, where the best surgical help was at my disposal.
I came all the way from Calcutta for that express purpose, ma'am.
He was the son of Richmond Thackeray, a collector in the service of the East India Company, and was born in Calcutta in 1811.
There are plenty of little yachts and yawls at Calcutta or Madras which would serve our turn well.
Thackeray, the son of an East India Company official, was born at Calcutta in 1811.
Thus it appears that the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well.
He had lived for about eight years of his life, quite alone, at this charming place, scarcely seeing a Christian face except twice a year, when the detachment arrived to carry off the revenues which he had collected, to Calcutta.
There is no apparent record of Isabella Vincent/Mills having acted in Calcutta.
Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in India, where she worked with the poor of Calcutta.
Happy to be cuddled by rugby international Gordon D'Arcy, she is unaware she is one of the lucky few in the poverty ridden slums of Calcutta, India.
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