West India


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West` In´di`a


1.Belonging or relating to the West Indies.
West India tea
(Bot.) a shrubby plant (Capraria biflora) having oblanceolate toothed leaves which are sometimes used in the West Indies as a substitute for tea.
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I remember that, in 1838, many were waiting for the results of the West India experiment, before they could come into our ranks.
It is found in various parts of Europe and Asia, in several of the West India islands, and in some places of the United States.
Similar facts were observed on the 23rd of July in the same year, in the Pacific Ocean, by the Columbus, of the West India and Pacific Steam Navigation Company.
Katherine's Dock, lying overshadowed and black like a quiet pool amongst rocky crags, through the venerable and sympathetic London Docks, with not a single line of rails in the whole of their area and the aroma of spices lingering between its warehouses, with their far-famed wine- cellars - down through the interesting group of West India Docks, the fine docks at Blackwall, on past the Galleons Reach entrance of the Victoria and Albert Docks, right down to the vast gloom of the great basins in Tilbury, each of those places of restraint for ships has its own peculiar physiognomy, its own expression.
On a table lies his silver-hilted sword; and in a corner of the room stands his gold-headed cane, made of a beautifully polished West India wood.
The name of the rich West India heiress had been mentioned with applause in the Morning Post.
On these occasions there was a degree of magnificence of the purse about them, and a peculiar propensity to expenditure at the goldsmith's and jeweler's for rings, chains, brooches, necklaces, jeweled watches, and other rich trinkets, partly for their own wear, partly for presents to their female acquaintances; a gorgeous prodigality, such as was often to be noticed in former times in Southern planters and West India creoles, when flush with the profits of their plantations.
Norris's situation, and the improvement in Fanny's age, seeming not merely to do away any former objection to their living together, but even to give it the most decided eligibility; and as his own circumstances were rendered less fair than heretofore, by some recent losses on his West India estate, in addition to his eldest son's extravagance, it became not undesirable to himself to be relieved from the expense of her support, and the obligation of her future provision.
We had shot through the Pool, past the West India Docks, down the long Deptford Reach, and up again after rounding the Isle of Dogs.
Mason, a West India planter and merchant, was his old acquaintance.
I hope all our Quetta fans will support the song I have sung for them and support us.' Former West India stalwart, Sir Viv Richards, famous as the only genuine blaster, said he always enjoyed touring Pakistan.
South India Market Shines due to Higher Spending Capacity of Denizens Key regions in the India wine cooler and chest freezer market are North, East, South, and West India. South India, of them, is known to be a frontrunner in terms of revenue generation.