from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An East Indian long measure, equal to the English fathom, or 6 feet.


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  • Equina caro et asinina equinis danda est hominibus et asininis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • When one woman journalist repeated the safe cliché of la ikrah fi din (there is no compulsion in Islam) to the danda-bearing girl-vigilantes of Lal Masjid, she was told that the edict applied only to non-Muslims; upon which the woman journalist simply shut up, little realising that her TV channel had lost the national argument to the terrorists.

    Why Are Criminals Being Imposed On Tribesmen? 2007

  • Venia danda est iis qui non audiunt ob ignoratiam.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • They must continue in a course of physic, yet not so that they tire and oppress nature, danda quies naturae, they must now and then remit, and let nature have some rest.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • A lawyer's wife in [6065] Aristaenetus, because her husband was negligent in his business, quando lecto danda opera, threatened to cornute him: and did not stick to tell Philinna, one of her gossips, as much, and that aloud for him to hear: If he follow other men's matters and leave his own, I'll have an orator shall plead my cause, I care not if he know it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • The lex Julia de civitate Latinis et sociis danda makes a big difference.

    The Grass Crown McCullough, Colleen, 1937- 1991

  • The rod of chastisement (danda) has been so named by the wise because it restrains the ungovernable and punishes the wicked, The chastisement of

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli

  • The Bombay reading danda-vidhanam is a blunder for the Bengal reading danda nidhanam.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli

  • Brahma-danda literally means the stick in the hand of a Brahmana.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 Kisari Mohan [Translator] Ganguli

  • * Licentia vero danda non est ordinandi episcopum aut in vico aliquo aut in modica civitate, cui sufficit unus presbyter, quia non est necesse ibi episcopum fieri, ne vilescat nomen episcopi et auctoritas. non debent illi ex alia provincia invitati facere episcopum, nisi aut in his civitatibus, quae episcopos habuerunt, aut si qua talis aut tam populosa est civitas, quae mereatur habere episcopum: [1662] 1

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries 1851-1930 1908


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  • In the Devan�?garī script, the danda (दंड daṃ�?a, lit. stick) is a punctuation character. The glyph consists of a single vertical stroke (।). The character can be found at code point U+0964 (।) in Unicode and at 0xEA in ISCII.

    In Devan�?garī the danda marks the end of a sentence or period, a function which it shares with the full stop (period) in many written languages based on the Latin, Cyrillic, or Greek alphabets.

    The word danda is also a colloquialism for penis (c.f. lingam).

    July 17, 2008