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  • n. Plural form of casbah.


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  • This, in conjunction with all the signage and graffiti, reminded me of the abundant demands for "karama" and calls for "tharwa" paraded across city squares, casbahs, and on the lips of protesters, ones that were visibly heard, seen and felt during my trip -- and consequently gave me more pause.

    Maytha Alhassen: Please Reconsider the Term "Arab Spring"

  • The casbahs of Nablus, once the cynosure for the second intifada, are busier than ever, and one can even mark the improved quality of life by the criminal indicators: This year Nablus saw its first arrest for drunken driving.

    Taylor Marsh: Salam Fayyad, Out of the Ashes of Arafat

  • “Now that Jackie and her children have taken possession of their new home on N Street,” read a Washington Post editorial, “the once quaint and quiet district of Georgetown has begun to resemble one of the many hurly-burly casbahs of Morocco.”

    Bobby and Jackie

  • The week that began with Johnson's abdication ended with Martin Luther King lying dead in Memphis and with the black casbahs of 130 cities in flames.

    The Year It All Fell Apart

  • The oases of the deep south, with their towering casbahs, groves of palms, and fi elds of feathery alfalfa, stand amid Saharan wastes where the temperature can reach 120 degrees.

    Going Coastal

  • Gone is the old - fashioned, authentic Morocco: the centuries-old casbahs have given way to gray concrete houses.

    'My Mercedes is Not for Sale'

  • From imperial days, the Brits have long experience operating in the casbahs and souks.

    The New Age of Terror

  • He knew that Napoleon had successfully cordoned off hostile villages in the German Rhineland more than 200 years ago, and that well over a century later the French occupation army had tamped down the Algerian insurgency -- briefly -- by surrounding the casbahs in Algiers and other cities with barbed wire.

    'Better Friends Than Enemies'

  • The Palestinians who came with Yasser Arafat from abroad to the casbahs of Nablus and Hebron are veterans of the Lebanese civil war.

    Israel Now

  • The casbahs of Bizerte, for instance, in which the inhabitants seemed to have been evacuated at a moment's notice.

    An Autobiography


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