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Balkis

/ˈbælkɪs/
noun
1.
the name in the Koran of the queen of Sheba2
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  • The night was dark, and in the darkness of the night balkis looked very small.

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  • balkis, smiling and with eyes closed, lay on a purple couch.

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  • While I study astronomy I think neither of balkis nor anything else on earth.

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  • He knew that the legs and feet of balkis were like the legs and feet of all other women and perfect in their beauty.

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  • When the tidings reached the country of Sheba, balkis was as indignant as if she had been betrayed.

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  • She was named balkis, and possessed every good quality of heart and mind.

  • balkis the Most Beautiful stood up behind the tree among the red lilies and smiled to herself, for she had heard all this talk.

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  • Up flew the Butterfly's Wife, very frightened, and clung to balkis's white hand.

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  • balkis bent her beautiful head down and whispered, 'Little woman, do you believe what your husband has just said?'

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  • He just laughed with joy, and balkis, on the other side of the tree, smiled because her own true love was so joyful.

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