Poona

Poona, 119 m. by rail SE. of Bombay, is the chief military station in the Deccan, and in the hot season the centre of government in the Bombay Presidency; with narrow streets and poor houses, it is surrounded by gardens; here are the Deccan College, College of Science, and other schools; the English quarters are in the cantonments; silk, cotton, and jewellery are manufactured; it was the capital of the Mahrattas, and was annexed by Britain in 1818.

Population (circa 1900) given as 160,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Poole, Matthew * Poor Richard
Poniatowski, Prince Joseph
Pons Asinorum
Ponsonby, Sir Frederick Cavendish
Pontefract
Pontifex Maximus
Pontifical
Pontine Marshes
Pontus
Poole
Poole, Matthew
Poona
Poor Richard
Pope
Pope, Alexander
Popish Plot
Porch, The
Porcupine, Peter
Porphyry
Porsena
Porson, Richard
Port Arthur

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Poona in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable