HAVILDARS GUARD to HIMALÝA
HAVILDARS GUARD, s. There is a common way of cooking the fry of fresh-water fish (a little larger than whitebait) as a breakfast dish, by frying them in rows of a dozen or so, spitted on a small skewer. On the Bombay side this dish is known by the whimsical name in question.
HAZREE, s. This word is commonly used in Anglo-Indian households in the Bengal Presidency for breakfast. It is not clear how it got this meaning. [The earlier sense was religious, as below.] It is properly haziri, muster, from the Ar. hazir, ready or present. (See CHOTA-HAZRY.)
[1832.The Sheeahs prepare hazree (breakfast) in the name of his holiness Abbas Allee Ullum-burdar, Hoseins step-brother; i.e. they cook polaoo, rotee, curries, &c., and distribute them.Herklots, Qanoon- e-Islam, ed. 1863, p. 183.]
HENDRY KENDRY, n.p. Two islands off the coast of the Concan, abou
t 7 m. south of the entrance
to Bombay Harbour, and now belonging to Kolaba District. The names, according to Ph. Anderson, are Haneri and Khaneri; in the Admy. chart they are Oonari, and Khundari. They are also variously
written (the one) Hundry, Ondera, Hunarey, Henery, and (the other) Kundra, Cundry, Cunarey, Kenery.
The real names are given in the Bombay Gazetteer as Underi and Khanderi. Both islands were piratically
occupied as late as the beginning of the 19th century. Khanderi passed to us in 1818 as part of the
Peshwas territory; Underi lapsed in 1840. [Sir G. Bird-wood (Rep. on Old Records, 83), describing the
Consultations of 1679, writes: At page 69, notice of Sevagee fortifying Hendry Kendry, the twin islets,
now called Henery (i.e. Vondari, Mouse-like, Kenery (i.e. Khandari), i.e. Sacred to Khandaroo. The
former is thus derived from Skt. undaru, unduru, a rat; the latter from Mahr. Khanderav, Lord of the
Sword, a form of Siva.] 1673.These islands are in number seven; viz. Bombaim, Canorein, Trumbay,
Elephanto, the Putachoes, Munchumbay, and Kerenjau, with the Rock of Henry Kenry.
1630.The Herbood or ordinary Churchman.Lords Display, ch. viii.
HICKMAT, s. Ar.H. hikmat; an ingenious device or contrivance. (See under HAKIM.) 1838.The house has been roofed in, and my relative has come up from Meerut, to have the slates put on after some peculiar hikmat of his own.Wanderings of a Pilgrim, ii. 240.
HIDGELEE, n.p. The tract so called was under native rule a chakla, or district, of Orissa, and under our rule formerly a zilla of Bengal; but now it is a part of th e Midnapur Zilla, of which it constitutes the S.E. portion, viz. the low coast lands on the west side of the Hoogly estuary, and below the junction of the Rupnarayan. The name is properly Hijili; but it has gone through many strange phases in European records.
1553.The first of these rivers (from the E. side of the Ghauts) rises from two sources to the east of Chaul, about 15 leagues distant, and in an altitude of 18 to 19 degrees. The river from the most northerly of these sources is called Crusna, and the more southerly Benkora, and when they combine they are called Ganga: and this river discharges into the illustrious stream of the Ganges between the two places called Angeli and Picholda in about 22 degrees.Barros, I. ix. 1.
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