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Araby

[ar-uh-bee] /ˈær ə bi/
noun, Literary.
1.
Origin of Araby
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English Arabye < Old French Arabie < Latin Arabia
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  • He wore the light flexile mail of the ancient heroes of Araby or Fez.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The air is filled with odours sweet as the perfumes of Araby or Ind.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • I mounted it, and vaguely expected the odors of Araby a gain.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Milton says, 'Sabean odors from the spicy shores of Araby the blest.'

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • It had about it odors of the East; savors of Araby the blest.

    The Believing Years Edmund Lester Pearson
  • But we have ample stock of rare silks and rich spices of Araby and Gondar.

    The Great Mogul

    Louis Tracy
  • The paper and the ink had a certain odor which was sweeter to me than the perfumes of Araby.

    Literature and Life William Dean Howells
  • The odor of the escaping gas was to us like "gales from Araby."

    Around The Tea-Table T. De Witt Talmage
  • I'll give you the money to send for about a million Araby cigarettes.

    The Lookout Man B. M. Bower
  • Exquisite music was heard, and the perfumes of Araby filled the air.

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb
British Dictionary definitions for Araby

Araby

/ˈærəbɪ/
noun
1.
an archaic or poetic name for Arabia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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