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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The country of Arabia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Arabian; Arabic: as, “the Arabye language,”
  • n. A native of Arabia.
  • n. An Arabian horse.

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  • Heh. For me it's The Sheik of Araby. I do love the word though; Said has it spot on.

    December 28, 2008

  • I am reminded of the young man in Master and Commander (the film) who covets "... all the gems of Araby." (Also seen on ambergris.)

    December 28, 2008

  • Araby comprises the fictional or romanticized traditional counterpart to Arabia or to the Arab world. In the context of Edward Said's view of Orientalism, Araby exemplifies the exotic and mysterious nature of the Middle East.

    December 25, 2008

  • Wikipedia:
    Araby comprises the fictional or romanticized traditional counterpart to Arabia or to the Arab world. In the context of Edward Said's view of Orientalism, Araby exemplifies the exotic and mysterious nature of the Middle East.

    December 25, 2008