He sat up like a major, his chest out, his mustache as big on his thin face as a Mameluke's.
Seeing him like this, she understood better what the word Mameluke meant.
On the right were the Mameluke cavalry, some 10,000 strong, with one or two foot-soldiers to each horseman.
He tried to explain what a Mameluke was, and what code he lived by.
The Mameluke emirs were looking, not at Qutuz's body, but at one another.
"Your master—Daoud the Mameluke—asked me to come here," Simon said.
At last, seeing no means to obtain any information from him, a Mameluke last week strangled him in his bed.
Daoud underwent the training of a Mameluke, and Baibars watched him closely.
My Mameluke carried the spades to the pigeon-house, but I have told him nothing.
He spoke, Daoud thought, as if he were not originally a Mameluke himself.
Egyptian dynasty 1254-1517, originally a military unit comprised of Caucasian slaves, from Middle French mameluk and directly from Arabic mamluk "purchased slave," literally "possessed," from past participle of malaka "he possessed" (cf. Arabic malik, Hebrew melekh "king").