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  • n. Plural form of djinn.


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  • They believe that things like Ebola, smallpox, and atomic energy all contain powerful, unseen spirits called djinns—from which we take the English word genie.


  • Despite his years working in Pakistan’s nuclear establishment, Mahmood was also something of a kook, entertaining decidedly eccentric ideas about the role that Islamic spirits known as djinns supposedly might have in helping to solve the energy crisis.

    The Longest War

  • Overnight the wind began to rise and by the next morning we could look south toward Colorado and see great plumes of dust bowling along the ground like desert djinns.

    Bird Cloud

  • It is protected by spirits of uncertain temper; its snowy peaks are inhabited by fairies, and when the sun shines hotly, the smoke at the mountain's crest is that of djinns cooking their bread.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 4

  • Or where gods are not mentioned but various lower level supernatural creatures stand in for them (demons, angels, djinns, embodied archetypes, energy creatures, etc.).

    MIND MELD: Gods by the Bushel

  • We focus on the perfumed atmosphere of djinns and jeweled bazaars and quickly tune out the whimpers of the one thousand and ninety-five girls the king has killed.

    My Own Story

  • We can go back to talking about angels dancing on the heads of pins or meeting djinns in the desert if you like.

    Alternative to Dembski's Theodicy?

  • --- In his role as a guardian of the innocent, Geralt, the witcher from Rivia, meets incestuous kings with undead daughters, vengeful djinns, rancorous maidens, shrieking harpies, love-lorn vampires and despondent ghouls.

    Andrzej Sapkowski - The Last Wish (Book Review)

  • That should be required reading for all those Malaysian students in the UK* who think they were possessed of djinns.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • After that we moved to Vienna, the person living in the house had it cut down because it supposedly harbours djinns or spirits or some such twaddle.

    Distractions, distractions...


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