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#117389 - 12/09/03 02:43 PM nullah
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" had been away on a distant plantation and was riding slowly home in the evening, when my eye fell upon something all huddled together at the bottom of a steep nullah. "
Source: The Collins English Dictionary 2000 HarperCollins Publishers:

nullah ['nʌlɑː]
noun a stream or drain
[ETYMOLOGY: 18th Century: from Hindi nala]

Another site gave "ravine".



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#117390 - 12/25/03 05:40 AM Re: nullah
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Interesting that period of profiting of Indian natural resources and language, too...


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