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Kasbah

or Casbah

[kaz-buh, -bah, kahz-] /ˈkæz bə, -bɑ, ˈkɑz-/
noun
1.
the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers.
Origin of Kasbah
From the Arabic word qaṣabah citadel
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  • He drew a long breath, and went away to his bad work at the Kasbah.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • "Light the infidel out of the Kasbah," he shouted to his people.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • Their own women had been carried off to the palace at the Kasbah.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • The roysterers in the Kasbah sat a long half-hour in ignorance of the doom that was impending.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • When the Spanish soldiers abandoned the Kasbah he continued his search.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • The Kasbah was afire; it had been burning since the banquet of the night before.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • Therefore in the wake of his master he set out forthwith to the Kasbah.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • At last we reached the prison, the principal feature of the Kasbah.

British Dictionary definitions for Kasbah

kasbah

/ˈkæzbɑː/
noun (sometimes capital)
1.
the citadel of any of various North African cities
2.
the quarter in which a kasbah is located Compare medina
Word Origin
from Arabic qaṣba citadel
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Word Origin and History for Kasbah

kasbah

n.

see casbah.

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