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  • n. Plural form of Druse.


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  • Saracen.p. 321 — 323,) and Marei, (p. 384 — 386,) an historian of Egypt, translated by Reiske from Arabic into German, and verbally interpreted to me by a friend.] 68 The religion of the Druses is concealed by their ignorance and hypocrisy.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • There was no fighting near here, but the people are frightened, so they fled to the Druse villages, where they know they will be safe, because the Druses were always friendly with the Jews, and after, they came here.

    The Arabs of Palestine

  • Sidon; they are called Druses, and are pagans of a lawless character.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • [59] Strangely enough, there is a sect or tribe called the Druses, now inhabiting the Lebanon district, who claim to be not only the descendants of the Phoenicians, but _the builders of King Solomon's temple_.

    The Builders A Story and Study of Masonry

  • The Druses are a most extraordinary people; the Palace of the Emir superb, the country richly cultivated by the greatest labour being all in ridges on the sides of the mountains, but I shall refer you to Mr. Hope's “Anastasius” for a good description and for all that is supposed, for nothing is known of their religion.

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N.

  • The new entity was called Petit Liban or Smaller Lebanon, as it predominantly covered the Christian majority of the mountain plus a minority of Druses.

    The Coming Revolution

  • Minorities often competed among themselves when commingled territorially, in the case of the Assyro-Chaldeans and Kurds in Iraq or that of the Maronites and Druses in Lebanon, but the main race toward statehood was between these small groups and the larger nationalities.

    The Coming Revolution

  • There are 100,000 Christians, who will not wish to be disturbed; east of the Jordan are large colonies of Circassian Mohammedans, firmly established; there are also settlements of Druses and Moslems from Algeria, Bulgaria, and Egypt.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bye, Bye Nationhood

  • LUTTWAK: The theory of that was that the Lebanese Christians, the Sunnis, the Druses would get together with some of the Shia in order to build a national government with real power and, of course, they would disarm Hezbollah as per the same resolution.

    CNN Transcript Jul 18, 2006

  • During a fatiguing journey of twenty-six days I explored this country as far as a five days journey to the south and south-east of Damascus; I went over the whole of the Djebel Haouran, or mountain of the Druses, who have in these parts a settlement of about twenty villages; I passed Boszra

    Travels in Nubia


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