- a river in NE India, in W Bengal: the westernmost channel by which the Ganges enters the Bay of Bengal. 160 miles (258 km) long.
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The following day the Glamorgan Castle dropped her anchor in the Hooghly.The Young Rajah
Hooghly water is considered sacred by the Hindus living in this section.
The ashes are thrown in a lagoon of the Hooghly, or Ganges, River.
The Hooghly, with its floating corpses, had scarcely moved him.Artist and Model
Ren de Pont-Jest
To assist the army the squadron entered the Hooghly, when a body of seamen was landed to attack the fort of Boujee.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves
- 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)
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