I asked him whether his wife would have any place in Paradise when he received his quota of seventy-two houris.
By that good lady the houris are said to be held in deficient esteem.
Then follows a confused jumble of harps and houris, of pasture-field and hunting-grounds; we seek for certainty and find none.
For there is no Saki to do it, either here or with the houris.
However, I sometimes go there of a morning, for a bath; I am teaching my houris to swim.
My houris are making progress, and their education is improving.
One only wants a cushion and half a dozen houris to complete it.
It was evident that there would be great excitement among my houris.
Under the influence of our civilized surroundings, the ideas of my houris are undergoing a gradual transformation.
At the news of such a great event my houris screamed with joy.
"nymph of Muslim paradise," 1737, from French houri (1650s), from Persian huri "nymph in Paradise," from Arabic haura "to be beautifully dark-eyed," like a gazelle + -i, Persian formative element denoting the singular.