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  1. a port in W Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea: the diplomatic capital of the country; the port of entry for Mecca, 80 km (50 miles) east. Pop: 3 807 000 (2005 est)
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Examples from the Web for jiddah

Historical Examples of jiddah

  • Jiddah was attacked on the 9th, and capitulated after holding out for only a week.

    With the British Army in The Holy Land

    Henry Osmond Lock

  • At Jiddah he endeavoured to take the sheikh, but knowing his tyrannical character, he escaped into the interior.

  • He also treated the inhabitants of Medina and Jiddah in an equally generous way.

  • It is stated that the Arabs in the vicinity of Jiddah discard the kernel of the coffee berries and make an infusion of the husk.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • He told me that a prominent follower of M. Mohammed Ali had been poisoned at Jiddah.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson