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[hoog-lee] /ˈhug li/
a river in NE India, in W Bengal: the westernmost channel by which the Ganges enters the Bay of Bengal. 120 miles (195 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This demands expert piloting, and explains why Hooghly pilots are selected with great caution.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • The following day the Glamorgan Castle dropped her anchor in the Hooghly.

    The Young Rajah W.H.G. Kingston
  • It runs along the bank of the Hooghly, and is bounded on the other side by rows of palatial mansions.

  • Hooghly water is considered sacred by the Hindus living in this section.

  • As we dropped down the Hooghly they pointed to a temple on the shore as lately the home of Sri Ramakrishna.

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • The ashes are thrown in a lagoon of the Hooghly, or Ganges, River.

  • But the crew were in no condition for work of any kind, and in a few minutes the Hooghly was lost sight of in the darkness.

  • The Hooghly, with its floating corpses, had scarcely moved him.

    Artist and Model Ren de Pont-Jest
  • Others might sail up the Hooghly to Calicut, trafficking with mysterious Indian men.

    The Wind Bloweth Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • To assist the army the squadron entered the Hooghly, when a body of seamen was landed to attack the fort of Boujee.

British Dictionary definitions for Hooghly


a river in NE India, in West Bengal: the westernmost and commercially most important channel by which the River Ganges enters the Bay of Bengal. Length: 232 km (144 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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