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- n. Obsolete form of turban.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A turban.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as turban.
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The "turband" is meant to look partly like a turban and partly like a headband.
Then she seated him on the divan and said to him, “O my lord, doff thy heavy dress and turband and don these lighter vestments.”
So he put off his clothes and turband and she clad him in a blue cassock and a tall red bonnet, and said to him, Erst thy garb was that of the
When I saw this, I arose and, unwinding my turband from my head, doubled it and twisted it into a rope, with which I girt my middle and bound my waist fast to the legs of the Rukh, saying in myself, “Peradventure, this bird may carry me to a land of cities and inhabitants, and that will be better than abiding in this desert island.”
Then he marched off to his lodgings in the magazine, clad in the gown and the honey-coloured turband and with the nine golden dinars in his mouth, rejoicing in what he had never in his life seen.
By and by, he would have her do his desire, but she said, “O my lord, doff thy clothes and turband and assume this yellow cassock and this head-kerchief,212 whilst I bring thee meat and drink; and after thou shalt win thy will.”
Presently, Khalif came ashore and, missing his gown and turband, was chagrined for their loss with passing cark and care and ascended a mound, to look for some passer-by, of whom he might enquire concerning them, but found none.
So they went without the cavern, and Zumurrud combed out her head hair and killed the lice on her locks, till the tickling soothed her and she fell asleep; whereupon Zumurrud arose and, donning the clothes of the murdered trooper, girt her waist with his sword and covered her head with his turband, so that she became as she were a man.
I went up to it and filled my pockets and shawl-girdle and turband and the folds of my clothes with the choicest diamonds; and, as I was thus engaged, down fell before me another great piece of meat.
“Amáim” (plur. of Imámah) the common word for turband which I prefer to write in the old unclipt fashion.
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