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India

India country profile, with map and flag of India; geography, history, politics, government, economy, population, culture, religion, languages, and largest cities.

The Crack of the Whip

The Question: Why does a whip make a "crack" noise? The Answer: The "crack" occurs when the wave of motion traveling down a whip surpasses the s…

Native States

Most of the 560-odd native states and subdivisions of pre-1947 India acceded to the new nation, and the central government pursued a vigorous policy of integration. This took three forms: merger int…

Brewer's: Crack

as a crack man, a first-rate fellow; a crack hand at cards, a first-rate player; a crack article, an excellent one, i.e. an article cracked up or boasted about. This is the Latin crepo, to …

Brewer's: Crack a Crib

(To). To break into a house as a thief. (See Crib.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Crack Up a PersonCrack a Bottle A B C D E F G H I J K L M N …

Brewer's: Cracked Pipkins

Cracked pipkins are discovered by their sound. Ignorance is betrayed by speech. They bid you talk—my honest song Bids you for ever hold your tongue; Silence with some is wisdom most p…

Brewer's: Cracked

Made a bankrupt. A play on “rupt,” which is from the Latin rumpo, to break. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cracked PipkinsCrack Up a Person A B …

Brewer's: Crack a Bottle

—i.e. drink one. The allusion is to the mischievous pranks of the drunken frolics of times gone by, when the bottles and glasses were broken during the bout. Miss Oldbuck says, in re…

Cracking the Credit Code

Glossary of Credit TermsSource: The Federal Reserve Board. Web: http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/shop/ .Annual feeA flat yearly charge similar to a membership fee.Annual percentage rate (APR…