from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Haran.

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  • proper n. a district of Şanlıurfa Province in the southeast of Turkey
  • proper n. an ancient city which was a major Assyrian commercial, cultural, and religious center


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  • Lord Joscelin had word from one of his spies that Balak is bringing the King to his fortress at Harran, which is beyond our abilities to assault. '

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • The morning after the committee meeting, Magnus had called Harran and Annie Derrick into the office, and, after telling his wife of Lyman's betrayal, had forbidden either of them to mention his name again.

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • "Harran," observed Magnus, fixing the machinery with a judicial frown,

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • "Harran," said the Governor, with decision, "there is a deal, there, in what Cedarquist says.

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • "Harran," he said, when the two had sat down on either side of one of the small tables, "you've got to make up your mind one way or another pretty soon.

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • Damian, terms like "Sabean" can get a bit confusing, since more than one group has had a name that was similar, and after the Qur'an gave them the thumbs up, many wanted to claim the safe haven provided by that umbrella e.g. most famously the "Sabeans of Harran", who were simply 'classic polytheists'.

    Muslims, Baptists and Sabeans in Sunday School

  • Tom Harran (ph) has been walking through the room.

    CNN Transcript Mar 7, 2009

  • The specific mention of them as Sabaeans in the Qur'an ought to have assured them protected status, but when the polytheists of Harran also laid claim to that designation and the safety of status that went with it, the result was a muddying of the waters and insecurity for the Mandaeans.

    Mandaeans in Australia

  • This is especially obvious in the lower right-hand corner of the 1999 image, where irrigated fields completely surround the town of Harran.

    Causes of land-use and land-cover change

  • Carrhae Modern Harran in the extreme south of Turkey on its Syrian border.

    Antony and Cleopatra


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