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Black Hole of Calcutta

Syllabification: Black Hole of Cal·cut·ta

Definition of Black Hole of Calcutta in English:

A dungeon 20 feet (6 m) square in Fort William, Calcutta (now Kolkata), where perhaps as many as 146 English prisoners were confined overnight following the capture of Calcutta by the nawab of Bengal, in 1756. Only twenty-three of them were still alive the next morning.

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