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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 628 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CUMMERBUND, a girdle or waistbelt (Hindostani kamar-band, a loin-band). In the East the principle of health is to keep the head cool and the stomach warm; the turban protects the one from the sun, and the cummerbund ensures the other against changes of temperature. In India the cummerbund consists of many folds of muslin or bright-coloured cloth.
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CUMIN, or C UUMIN (Cuminum Cyminum)

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