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[muhs-nuh d] /ˈmʌs nəd/
noun, (in India)
a seat or throne of cushions used by native princes.
Origin of musnud
1755-65; < Urdu < Arabic masnad cushion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The litter stopped as it approached the tank, on the opposite side of which the Prince was seated on his musnud.

    The Surgeon's Daughter Sir Walter Scott
  • That is the man we want on the musnud; not a young prince, of whom we can only say that he was kindly.

  • Even when seated most securely on the musnud, an Afghan ruler must commit many acts abhorrent to our ideas of humanity.

  • The Dutch thought it of so much consequence as to keep a force at Songo, and to place the present rajah on that musnud.

  • My best compliments attend my young chief, now seated, to use an Oriental phrase, upon the musnud.

  • Since the Dutch abandoned Sambas, three sultans have reigned on this musnud (within fifty years, or thereabout).

  • I obeyed the order, and seated myself at the edge of the musnud.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • He sat on his musnud in silence, though it could be seen by the working of his features how much he was affected.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • They all arose, and, as they were directed, seated themselves in respectful attitudes on the edge of the musnud.

    Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
  • The Nabob sat on a high cushion, called the musnud, placed on a daïs which was raised several feet above the ground.

    Athelstane Ford Allen Upward

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