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A Boswell of Baghdad

With Diversions

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Author: E.V. Lucas
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,925 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 567
Added to site: 2006.12.11
mnybks.net#: 15528
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e letter hamza; on the long and the short elif; on the difference between the names given to the members of the human body and those given to the same members in animals; on epithets; on the doors of tents; on games of chance played with arrows; on the frame of the horse; on horses; on camels; on sheep; on tents; on wild beasts; on the first and fourth form of certain verbs; on proverbs; on words bearing each two opposite significations; a vocabulary; on weapons; on dialects; on the springs of water frequented by the nomadic Arabs; a collection of anecdotes; on the principles of discourse; on the heart; on synonymous terms; on the Arabian peninsula; on the formation of derivative words; on the ideas which usually occur in poetry; on nouns of action; on rajaz verses; on the palm-tree; on plants; on homonymous terms; on the obscure expressions met with in the Traditions; on the witticisms of the desert Arabs." Ibn closes the list with the word "etc." The late John Timbs could hardly b

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