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Black Hole of Calcutta   /blæk hoʊl əv kˌælkˈətə/   Listen
Black Hole of Calcutta

noun
1.
A dungeon (20 feet square) in a fort in Calcutta where as many as 146 English prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-daula; the next morning only 23 were still alive.






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