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Araby

[ar-uh-bee] /ˈær ə bi/
noun, Literary.
1.
Origin of Araby
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English Arabye < Old French Arabie < Latin Arabia
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  • Those are now steeds from Araby which seemed but rats and mice an hour or two ago.

    General Bounce G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • He wore the light flexile mail of the ancient heroes of Araby or Fez.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He composed, in 1833, the words and air of "The Araby Maid," which speedily obtained a wide popularity.

  • The air is filled with odours sweet as the perfumes of Araby or Ind.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • How like airs of Araby the Blest the odors of steaming coffee!

  • Milton says, 'Sabean odors from the spicy shores of Araby the blest.'

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • I mounted it, and vaguely expected the odors of Araby a gain.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It had about it odors of the East; savors of Araby the blest.

    The Believing Years Edmund Lester Pearson
  • Araby, the land of manna and milk—of black-eyed women—of horses that champ strange bits.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • But we have ample stock of rare silks and rich spices of Araby and Gondar.

    The Great Mogul Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for Araby

Araby

/ˈærəbɪ/
noun
1.
an archaic or poetic name for Arabia
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