Definitions

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  • n. A Muslim rosary consisting of ninety-nine beads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Mohammedan rosary, consisting of ninety-nine beads.

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Examples

  • In his left hand he held a string of small coral beads, a comboloio which he twisted backwards and forwards during the greater part of the visit.

    The Life of Lord Byron

  • An emendation of six lines to stanza v. of Canto II., with reference to the comboloio, the Turkish rosary.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3

  • In his left hand he held a string of small coral beads, a comboloio which he twisted backwards and forwards during the greater part of the visit. "

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 1

  • They were forwarded to the publisher in time for insertion in a revise dated January 6, 1814.] [231] The comboloio, or Mahometan rosary; the beads are in number ninety-nine.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3

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