Zillah

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zillah A district or local division, as of a province.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zillah In Hindustan, an administrative division of a province.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zillah zil′a the technical name for the administrative districts into which British India is divided, each of which has in the older provinces a Collector (or Collector and Magistrate combined), a Sessions Judge, &c., and in the newer provinces, such as the Punjab and British Burma, a Deputy Commissioner.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. zila,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Properly Ar. (in Indian pronunciation) zila, 'a rib,' thence 'a side,' 'a district.'

Usage

In literature:

Two wives bare children to him in his home, Adah and Zillah.
"Codex Junius 11" by Unknown
There is himself, Earnshaw, Zillah, Joseph and I.
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
The ringlets of Zillah were black; those of Eva were golden.
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
You must like Zillah, Madame Pratolungo, for my sake.
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
Zillah's position was one of more difficulty.
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
They had met often thus, and by the ingenious device adopted in Zillah's dress had avoided detection.
"The Circassian Slave; or, The Sultan's Favorite" by Lieutenant Maturin Murray
A 'zillah' is a small district.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
In the Zillah, North Mooradabad, the land is broken up at the end of June.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
I am not much pleased with having to keep a journal, and maybe I shall have Zillah keep it for me.
"Miss McDonald" by Mary J. Holmes
And again Eve bare Havilah, and his sister Zillah.
"The Secret of the Creation" by Howard D. Pollyen
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In poetry:

"There within, her sister Zillah
Stirred no limb to shun her torture,
Held her mother's hand and kissed her,
Saying, 'We will go together.'
"Fra Pedro" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

Zillah Eisenstein teaches political theory and anti-racist feminisms in the Politics Department of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.
She was born Aug 26, 1922 to George and Zillah Markhart in Shreveport, La.
Zillah Wine Ride October 27th.
This ride used to be in Tri-Cities but was moved to Zillah because it was just too big.
Faith Martin & Friends at Zillah Halloween Wine Ride.
Well we all had a fantastic time at the Halloween Zillah Wine Ride.
Zillah Alvira Norton, 89, of Lee's Summit, Mo.
Michele MathewsWhen Mayor Cefus and I went to Zillah High School yesterday for lunch we discovered all these flyer's plastered all over the school.
Zillah High School students sent in over 600 votes and we are hosting Friday Night LIVE from Zillah High School tomorrow night from 5pm to 7pm as the take on rival Cle Elum.
Today we hosted lunch at Zillah and hooked everyone up with Bull goodies.
Zillah Wine Ride October 27th.
Kiona-Benton girls knock off Zillah .
The race between Washington state 15th District Rep David Taylor, R-Moxee, and Central Washington University student Pablo Gonzalez of Zillah has drawn statewide interest following last year's redistricting process.
One resulted from a burglary in Zillah.
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