Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of cucurbite.

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Examples

  • Marids and Satans in cucurbites of copper and stop them with lead and seal them with his ring.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Send to thy brother Abd al-Aziz bin Marwán, so he may write to Músá bin Nusayr,107 governor of the Maghrib or Morocco, bidding him take horse thence to the mountains whereof I spoke and fetch thee therefrom as many of such cucurbites as thou hast a mind to; for those mountains adjoin the frontiers of his province.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Caliph, “Of a truth we hear from those who forewent us that the Lord (extolled and exalted be He!) vouchsafed unto none the like of that which He vouchsafed unto our lord Solomon and that he attained unto that whereto never attained other than he, in that he was wont to imprison Jinns and Marids and Satans in cucurbites of copper and to stop them with lead and seal105 them with his ring.” —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Faithful hath sent us hither, to bring him some of these cucurbites, that he may look thereon and solace himself with their sight.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that the Caliph marvelled much at the cucurbites and their contents; then he sent for the spoils and divided them among the Faithful, saying,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So they dived and brought up twelve cucurbites, whereat the Emir and the Shaykh and all the company rejoiced in the accomplishment of the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Quoth the Emir, Needs must we carry some of these to the Caliph, for the sight of them will please him more than the cucurbites of

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Quoth Abd al-Samad, “And which is the way to the City of Brass and the place wherein are the cucurbites of Solomon, and what distance lieth between us and it?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Next to these great scenes of noise there are little familiar scenes, marvellously observed, and described to perfection; scenes of home-life that might tempt the pencil of a Dutch painter; views of the mysterious laboratory where the alchemist, at once duped and duping, surrounded with retorts, "cucurbites and alembykes," his clothes burnt to holes, seeks to discover the philosopher's stone.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • Now we have heard tell that this sea is nigh your land; so the Commander of the Faithful hath sent us hither, to bring him some of these cucurbites, that he may look thereon and solace himself with their sight.

    Arabian nights. English

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