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Walat, a variety of rattan, the rattan of commerce, such as are exported to Europe. It is found in the Sunda districts only near the south coast of Bantam.

Waléh, speaking the plain truth. Speaking without prevarication, really, truly, undisguisedly. See Wakcha.

Waléhan, to speak out the plain truth. To throw yourself on the consideration of another. Kudu di waléhan bai ka tuan, I must tell you an unvarnished tale, I must, Sir, tell you the plain truth (when about to ask a favour).

Walén, a variety of ficus-tree. The bark is sometimes used as an indifferent substitute for gambir, for which purpose trees near a path are found deprived of their bark. Does not grow very large, but is a moderate bushy tree. It has numerous bunches of small fruits of sige of peas, growing from the stem. Leaves small, oval and entire.

Walěs, to rebound, to spring back.

Walěsan, a spring made of a stick bent by a string or cord to serve for that purpose. A spring of wood or iron bent for some purpose. See Balěs.

Walét, the house swallow. Hirundo. The house swallow which builds its nest under the eaves of a house or in a verandah.

Wali, Arabic, a tutor, a guardian. A person, the next akin, who takes the place of the parents when these are dead. Wali in Arabic, a friend, a favourite, a servant, a slave. Wali Allah, the servant of God; the successors of Mahomet; the caliphs; those to whom the power of God is entrusted.

Walian, to give a woman away in marriage, either when the father gives away the bride himself, or does so by deputy.

Wali-kambing, name of a liane growing along some parts of the low coasts of Java. It is found, amongst other places, near the coast from the mouth of the Chidani towards Bantam. The root is bruised and mixed up with boiled rice or other food, and placed in the way of wild pigs, which, after eating it, become insensible and torpid, but on bleeding them they recover. It is also called Pélér kambing about Batavia. Wali, C. 628, wild, living in the woods. „The fruit of a species of Contorta called Kalak kambing, has a deadly effect on tigers. It is prepared by the admixture of other vegetables, and exposed on a piece of rag at the places frequented by them. In some districts their number has been sensibly diminished by this poison. " — Horsfield. Raffles', Java, vol. 1, page 347. — It would thus appear that a vegetable preparation known by somewhat different names, but all terminating in Kambing, goat or sheep, has a deleterious effect upon animals, and is in different parts of Java used for the purpose of stupifying wild beasts. Kalak in Javanese is burnt or roasted flesh and Kalak-kambing is the burnt flesh of a sheep or goat Pélér means penis, and thus the penis of a goat.

Wali-kukun, name of a hard, reddish wood, growing near the sea-shore, and much used for the cog-wheels of mill- work, being strong and close in grain. Wali, C. 628, wild, living in the woods. Kokun, mahogany, — Lambrick's Singhalese Vocabulary, Ceylon, 1840, page 17, thus: wild mahogany.