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Kali   Listen
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Kali  n.  (Bot.) The glasswort (Salsola Kali).






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"Kali" Quotes from Famous Books



... taciturn disposition, and of a neutral tint in politics. He had done well under the old regime and, he was doing well under the new—thank God, or the Supreme Being, or the First Cause, or the goddess Reason herself, for all;—he would have invoked Dagon, Moloch, or Kali, quite as readily as the Saints and the Madonna, who has gone so utterly out of fashion of late. Nobody was afraid to speak out before Prosper Alix; he was not a spy; and though a cold-hearted man, except in the instance of his only daughter, ...
— A Stable for Nightmares - or Weird Tales • J. Sheridan Le Fanu

... audience; that had they seen it as I saw it, they would have laughed themselves to hysteria and madness. Finally the Sultan recovered himself, great tears rolling down his cheeks, and his features quivering with laughter, then he slowly uttered the word "kali,"—hot, strong, quick, or ardent medicine. He required no more, but the other chiefs pushed forward to get one wee sniff, which they no sooner had, than all went into paroxysms of uncontrollable laughter. The entire morning was passed in this state visit, to the mutual satisfaction ...
— How I Found Livingstone • Sir Henry M. Stanley

... some 300 Cavalry, 500 Infantry, and four guns, who, having heard of the approach of the column, were trying to get away before it arrived. Their Cavalry and Infantry were on the opposite bank of a fairly wide stream, called the Kali Naddi, through which were being dragged some heavy pieces of cannon. I retired a short distance, and sent back word to the advance guard, which hastened to my assistance. A few rounds from our Artillery caused the enemy ...
— Forty-one years in India - From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief • Frederick Sleigh Roberts



Words linked to "Kali" :   Salsola kali tenuifolia, bush, shrub, saltwort, Salsola kali



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