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In The Abyssinian he tells the story of a diplomatic mission from Louis XIV of France to the King of Abyssinia.
Since 1996, Bolding has been director of the Chancel Choir (renamed The Inspirational Voices of Abyssinian in 2008).
His tusks were, like those of most Abyssinian elephants, exceedingly short, but of good thickness.In the Heart of Africa|Samuel White Baker
During the inundation it is deeply stained with the red argillaceous soil brought down from the Abyssinian highlands.Ancient Egypt|George Rawlinson
The moral effect of our Abyssinian campaign was immense among all the civilised and half-civilised peoples who heard of it.Freeland|Theodor Hertzka
Certainly Baratieri made no adequate preparations to repel an Abyssinian attempt to reconquer the province.
The day is yet young, the field where the Abyssinian died is open.A Noble Queen, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Philip Meadows Taylor
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Word Origin and History for abyssinian
old name for Ethiopia, 1630s, from Modern Latin Abyssinia, from Arabic Habasah, the name for the region, said to be from Amharic hbsh "mixed," in reference to the different races dwelling there. In 1920s-30s popular as a slang pun for "I'll be seeing you." Related: Abyssinian.