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  • proper n. Alternative form of Bushehr.


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  • We have been favored with the following letter dated Bushire, August 10:

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  • About the same time Shaykh Nasr, Governor of Bushire, a man famed for facetious blackguardism, used to invite European youngsters serving in the

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  • Then he put on long hair and a venerable beard, stained his limbs with henna, and called himself Abdullah of Bushire, a half-Arab.

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  • The Arab slaver generally marries his properly as a ruse, and arrived at Muscat or Bushire, divorces and sells them.

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  • Agreement with the English East India Company, allowing its agents to establish a commercial base in the port of Bushire, after the company's trading outpost in Bandar Abbas was destroyed by the French (1759).


  • Bushire served as a headquarters of British commercial and political activity in the Persian Gulf region into the 20th century.


  • They went out through the gates of Bushire on to the great plain of burning sand that stretched away for ninety miles ahead of them.

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  • When he landed at Bushire he bought and wore the clothes of a Persian gentleman, so that he should escape from attracting everybody's notice by wearing clothes such as the people had never seen before.

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  • So on Lady Day, 1811, the sailors got her under weigh and tacked northward up the Gulf, till at last, on May 21, the roofs and minarets of Bushire hove in sight.

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  • Zechariah of Isfahan, on his long one hundred and seventy mile journey from Bushire to Shiraz.

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