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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See fellah.

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Examples

  • The faces of the fellaheen are the faces of Thotmes and Seti.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • After twelve months of negotiation, the fellaheen were at last bought out on fair terms, each proprietor receiving a stated price for his dwelling and a piece of land elsewhere, upon which to build another.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • Egyptian "fellaheen" have submitted passively to a long series of conquerors, albeit this passivity has been occasionally broken by outbursts of volcanic fury presently dying away into passivity once more.

    The New World of Islam

  • My father's family is from the fellaheen, now a generation removed, yet they are divided on this last point.

    Sahar Taman: Egyptians have No Intention of Allowing their Revolution to be Hijacked

  • But they soon discovered that the peasant farmers on the edges of the crowd, the fellaheen, had mostly never heard of Mohamed ElBaradei, while many of those who had were afraid to put down their full names in support of his campaign.

    One Man Versus the Mubaraks

  • His regime was populist in spirit and brought real change to the lives of millions of poor fellaheen.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • As they passed through the villages of the Nile Delta, crowds of Egyptian fellaheen shook the soles of their sandals at the train—the ultimate Egyptian insult.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • There is nothing I would like more than to see those using oil as a weapon against North America all these years loose all their accumulated financial clout and face the same world we all face with just a bit more equality, something their fellaheen never saw even when times were real good for their masters so it would make no difference to them now either since the world has changed.

    Auto Industry Supporters Grateful for What They Got - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Like Tate and the Southern Agrarians, Day was no collectivist, eager to herd the fellaheen onto manury unromantic Blithedales.

    The Way Of Love/1

  • The presenece of jobs and newly arable land attracted fellaheen from Syria and other nearby parts of the Ottoman Empire.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Great Moments in Volokh Conspiracy Commenting:

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  • The masters of the Mediterranean are fellaheen today.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 7

    January 2, 2007