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musnud

[muhs-nuh d]
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noun (in India)
  1. a seat or throne of cushions used by native princes.

Origin of musnud

1755–65; < Urdu < Arabic masnad cushion
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Examples from the Web for musnud

Historical Examples

  • That is the man we want on the musnud; not a young prince, of whom we can only say that he was kindly.

    At the Point of the Bayonet

    G. A. Henty

  • I obeyed the order, and seated myself at the edge of the musnud.

    Confessions of a Thug

    Philip Meadows Taylor

  • My best compliments attend my young chief, now seated, to use an Oriental phrase, upon the Musnud.

  • The litter stopped as it approached the tank, on the opposite side of which the Prince was seated on his musnud.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

    Sir Walter Scott

  • The Dutch thought it of so much consequence as to keep a force at Songo, and to place the present rajah on that musnud.