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Nepal   /nəpˈɔl/   Listen
Nepal

noun
1.
A small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China.  Synonym: Kingdom of Nepal.



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"Nepal" Quotes from Famous Books



... days. A French botanist was once stung by one of these nettles in the Botanical Gardens of Calcutta; he says the pain so affected the lower part of his face that he feared lock-jaw. He did not get rid of the pain till nine days had expired. Dr. Hooker saw gigantic nettles in Nepal, one was a shrubby species growing fifteen feet high, called by the natives mealum-ma. They had so great a dread of it that Dr. Hooker could hardly persuade them to help him to cut it down. He gathered several ...
— Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children • W. Houghton

... strange Siberian ibex; the grue and gorgon from the Cape; varieties of the domestic goat, and the beautiful Cashmere goat. Here also are specimens of sheep, including the wild sheep from the Altai; the bearded sheep of North Africa; the American arguli; the nahorr and caprine antelopes from Nepal; and upon the higher shelves of the cases are grouped the gazelles from Senegal, Nepal, and Madras, whose praises have been sung more than once. The beauty and grace of these delicate creatures, with their taper active limbs, and ...
— How to See the British Museum in Four Visits • W. Blanchard Jerrold

... common heritage of nearly all peoples, and some of which the early Buddhists adapted to their own purposes. Be this as it may, in the following tale, from Dr. Mitra's "Sanskrit Buddhist Literature of Nepal" (Calcutta: 1882), pp. 65, 66, we seem to have somewhat like the germ of the ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 3 • Richard F. Burton



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