- n. the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
“After receiving his divinity degree, Perry agreed to work for the American YMCA in Stamboul, Turkey in 1913 as a missionary.”
“Oh, dainty pony! with black lustrous eyes, and little prancing feet, and long white tail dyed red with henna, like the finger tips of the most delicate lady in Stamboul!”
“He heard my account of the self-dissolution of the army with calmness, and then said, You know, Verney, my fixed determination not to quit this place, until in the light of day Stamboul is confessedly ours.”
“The Stamboul was a fine vessel; and our missionaries were well accommodated on board.”
“Constantinople, which was formerly Thrace, by the Turks called Stamboul, is their capital, and seat of the Ottoman or”
“(Laughter) He had a straight buttoned-up coat, very much like a parson wears, tight to the neck, which is called a Stamboul uniform; that is what important men wear on important occasions.”
“Constantinople (called Stamboul by the Turks) is a polyglot city, that is, a place of many languages.”
“Horn is called Stamboul, and is the especially Turkish Quarter.”
“The cool, laconic novels of Alan Furst are in debt to Eric Ambler and the Graham Greene of "Stamboul Train" and "The Confidential Agent.”
“Graham Greene's novel Stamboul Train and the movie The Lady Vanishes, among many others, offered exciting stories about train travel.”
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