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Marrakesh

or Marrakech

[mar-uh-kesh, mar-uh-kesh, muh-rah-kesh] /ˈmær əˌkɛʃ, ˌmær əˈkɛʃ, məˈrɑ kɛʃ/
noun
1.
a city in W Morocco.
Formerly Morocco.
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  • It is hard to find house-room in Marrakesh: of course a hotel is unheard of, nor is camping-ground to be met with easily.

  • M'barka's a public woman now in Hoolia's house at Marrakesh.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • Marrakesh itself is supposed to have been built upon the site of an immensely old structure, the ancient Martok.

  • Marrakesh boasts no aristocracy: it is a city of the people.

  • The mosque by the Dukala gate is worthy of note, and earns the salutation of all who come by way of R'hamna to Marrakesh.

    Morocco S.L. Bensusan
  • The town of Marrakesh, built in 1062, became the capital of this dynasty.

  • Before the growing of a fingernail thou wilt be haled to Marrakesh, and then thou wilt suffer the pangs of Tophet.

    King of the Air Herbert Strang
  • In and round Marrakesh many Moors have gained riches and some have held them.

    Morocco S.L. Bensusan
  • However, while we were in Marrakesh, less rigorous orders were in vogue.

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