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A mile hence is another of the wonders, called
Pool’s Hole, at the foot of a mountain. The en-
trance is low and narrow, but it presently opens
to a cave of considerable height, and 696 feet long,
with a roof resembling a Gothic cathedral. It
contains many stalactitious concretions, and sev-
eral curious representations both of art and nature,
produced by the petrifying water continually drop-
ping from the rock. Buxton is 32 m. N. W. of
Derby, and 160 N. N. W. of London. Resident
pop. in 1821,1,036.

Buxton, p.t. York Co. Me. a little above the
mouth of the Saco. Pop. 2,856.

Buzancois, a town of France, in the department
of the Indre, on the east bank of the river of that
name, 12 m. S. E. of Chatillon. Pop. 3,200.

Buzzard.'s Bay, in the southern part of Massa-
chusetts, is about 30 miles long and 7 wide. On
the south it is bounded by a rang4 of islands cal-
led the Elizabeth Islands A canal 31-2 miles in
length from the bottom of this bay to the waters
of Massachusetts Bay would completely insulate
the whole peninsula of Cape Cod and enable the
coasting craft to avoid a long and dangerous navi-
gation around the cape. But although such a
communication has been talked about for above
an hundred years, the want of*a good harbour at
the northern extremity will probably hind r its
being undertaken.

Byberry, t. Philadelphia Co. Pa.

Byehoic, a town of Lithuania on the west bank
of the Dnieper, 180 m. S. S. W. of Wilna, and 8
S. of Mohilow.

Byfield, a village in Essex Co. Mass. 5 m. S.
W. from Newburyport, containing Dummer Aca-
demy, and another Female Seminary.

Byker, an appendage to Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Pop. in 1821, 3,852. See

Byron, p.t. Gennesee Co. N. Y. 268 m. W. Al-
bany. Pop. 1,939.

Byron Island, an island in the Pacific Ocean,
discovered by Commodore Byron in 1765. It is
low, full of wood, and very populous. The na-
tives are tall, well-proportioned, and clean; and
their countenance expressive of a surprising mix-
ture of intrepidity and cheerfulness. Long. 173

46. E. lat. 1. 18. S


CABARRAS, a small interior county of North
Carolina, lying to the west of the Yadkin River.
Pop. 8,796. Concord, 143 m. W. S. W. of Ra-
leigh, is the chief town.

Cabeza de Vide, a town of Portugal, in Alemtejo,
with a castle, 12 m. S. W. of Portalegro.

Cabell, a large mountainous county of the W.
District of Virginia, bounded on the S. W. by the
Big Sandy River, which divides it from Ken-
tucky, and on the N. W. by the Ohio River,
which divides it from the state of Ohio. It is
about 50 miles in length from S. 9. to N. W. and
25 in breadth. Pop. 5,884. Guyando, at the
mouth of a river of the same name, which inter-
sects the country its whole length, falling into
the Ohio, is the chief town.

Cabello, or Cavdlo. See Porto Cabdlo.

Cabenda, a seaport on the west coast of South
Africa, subject to Portugal, 100 m. S. E. of Loan-
go. Long. 12. 2. E. lat. 4. 5. S.

Cabes, or Gabes, a town of the kingdom of
Tunis, near a gulf of the same name, 170 m. south
of Tunis. Long. 10. 55. lat. 33. 40. N.

Cabot, p.t. Caledonia Co. Vt. Pop. 1,304.

Cobra, a town of Spain, in Andalusia, with six
convents, and a college for the study of philoso-
phy and divinity. It is situate at the foot of a
mountain, near the source of a river of the
same name, 25 m. S. E. of Cordova.

Cobra, a town of the kindom of Tombuctoo.
It is a place of great trade, seated on the Niger,
and serves as a port to the capital, 10 m. S. E. of

Cabrera, one of the Balearic Isles, in the Medi-
terranean, 7 m. S. of Majorca. It has a large har-
bour, on the north side, defended by a castle.
Long. 2.55. E. lat. 39. 8. N.

Cabvl, a country of Asia, bounded on the west
by Persia, north by the Hindoo-ko, east by Cash-
mere and Lahore, and south by Candahar. It was
anciently a province of Persia, afterward it was
annexed to the Mogul empire till 1739, when it
was restored to Persia by Nadir Shah. The coun-
try is highly diversified, consisting of mountains
covered with snow, hills of moderate height,
rich plains, stately forests, and innumerable
streams. It produces every article necessary for
human life, with the most delicate fruits and
flowers. It is sometimes called Zabulistan, from
Zabul, one of the names of Ghizni. It now forms
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Cabvl, the capital of the province of Cabal, and
of the dominions of the sultan of the Afghans,
seated near the foot of the Hindoo-ko on the river
Attock, a branch of the Indus. It carries on a
considerable trade, and is considered as the gate
of India toward Tartary. In 1739, Nadir Shah
took it by storm, and plundered it of great trea-
sures. It is 170 m. N. E. of Candahar. Long.
68. 35. E. lat. 34. 30. N.

Cacaca, or Kasusa, a town of the kingdom of
Fez, with a fort upon a rock, 16 m. S. of Melilla,
on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Caedla, or Taedla, a town of Portugal, on the
S. E. coast of Algarva, 6 m. E. by N. of Tavira,
and 8 W. S. W. of Castro Marim.

Caceres, a town of Spain, in Estremadura, seat-
ed on the Sabrot, 22 m. S. E. of Alcantara, on the
road to Truxillo. Pop. about 8,000.

Caceres, a town in the south part of the island
of Luconia, capital of the province of Carnarines,
and a bishop’s see. Long. 124. 0. E. lat. 14. 33. N.

Caelmn, or Kashan, a town of Persia, in lrac
Agemi, which has considerable trade in silks,
silver and gold brocades, and porcelain. Here
are many Christians, and Guebres, or worship-
pers of fire.
(See Bachu.) It is seated in a vast
plain, 55 m. N. by W. of Ispahan.

Caelmo, or Kesho, the capital of the kingdom
of Tonquin. It contains 20,000 houses, whose
walls are of mud, and the roofs covered with
thatch; a few arc built with brick, and roofed
with pantiles. The principal streets are very
wide, and paved with small stones. The king has
three palaces here, such as they are; and near
them are stables for his horses and elephants.
The house of the English factory is the best in
the city; and the factories purchase silks and


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