NOL-KOLE to NUDDEEA RIVERS
NOL-KOLE, s. This is the usual Anglo-Indian name of a vegetable a good deal grown in India, perhaps less valued in England than it deserves, and known here (though rarely seen) as Kol-rabi, kohl-rabi, cabbage-turnip. It is the Brassica oleracea, var. caulorapa. The stalk at one point expands into a globular mass resembling a turnip, and this is the edible part. I see my friend Sir G. Birdwood in his Bombay Products spells it Knolkhol. It is apparently Dutch, Knollkool Turnip-cabbage ; Chouxrave of the French.
NON-REGULATION, adj. The style of certain Provinces of British India (administered for the most part
under the more direct authority of the Central Government in its Foreign Department), in which the ordinary
Laws (or Regulations, as they were formerly called) are not in force, or are in force only so far as they
are specially declared by the Government of India to be applicable. The original theory of administration
in such Provinces was the union of authority in all departments under one district chief, and a kind of
paternal depotism in the hands of that chief. But by the gradual restriction of personal rule, and the
multiplication of positive laws and rules of administration, and the division of duties, much the same
might now be said of the difference between Regulation and Non-regulation Provinces that a witty
Frenchman said of Intervention and Non-intervention :La Non-intervention est une phrase politique
et technique qui veut dire enfin à-peu-près la même chose que lIntervention.
1860. Nowe what ye ffolke of Bengala worschyppen Sir Jhone discourseth lityl. This moche wee gadere. Some worschyppin ane Idole yclept Regulacionn and some worschyppen Non-regulacion (veluti Log et Magog). Ext. from a MS. of The Travels of Sir John Mandevill in the E. Indies, lately discovered.
[1615.He kept himselfe close in a neremon.Cockss Diary, i. 164.]
NOR-WESTER, s. A sudden and violent storm, such as often occurs in the hot weather, bringing probably a dust-storm at first, and culminating in hail or torrents of rain. (See TYPHOON.)
1810. those violent squalls called north-westers, in consequence of their usually either commencing in, or veering round to that quarter. The force of these north-westers is next to incredible.Williamson, V. M. ii. 35.
NOWBEHAR, n.p. This is a name which occurs in various places far apart, a monument of the former extension of Buddhism. Thus, in the early history of the Mahommedans in Sind, we find repeated mention of a temple called Nauvihar (Nava-vihara, New Monastery). And the same name occurs at Balkh, near the Oxus. (See VIHARA).
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