Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of ferash.

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Examples

  • ‘Call the ferashes, ’ said he to one of his officers, ‘and let them beat the rogues on the soles of their feet till they produce the fifty ducats.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • Here, ferashes’ (calling his officers to him), ‘here, tear this wretch’s turban from his head and his cloak from his back; pluck the beard from his chin; tie his hands behind him, place him on an ass with his face to the tail, parade him through the streets, and then thrust him neck and shoulders out of the city, and let his hopeful disciple (pointing to me) accompany him.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • Nadân’s beard was ripped from his chin with as much ease by the ferashes as if they were plucking a fowl; and then, with abundance of blows to hasten our steps, they seized upon the first ass which they met, and mounted the priest, the once proud and ambitious priest, upon it, and paced him slowly through the streets.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • And he began to treat with the Sultan of Cairo's ferashes, and bargained with them to poison him.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • His great wealth might be seen by a pavilion that the King of Armenia sent to the King of France, which was worth full five hundred pounds; and the King of Armenia gave him to know, that it was a present from one of the ferashes of the Sultan of Iconium.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • First come two -- ferashes -- to make all things ready -- in a dark place, as it is always at the beginning of a vision. '

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  • The Queen's birthday, our new-year's day, the Persian new-year's day, invariably brought in each succeeding year a supply from the Shah, carried by his majesty's ferashes through the most public parts of the town, on immense trays, covered with embroidered silk.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • Two ferashes then flog him on the feet with long thin wands, which are renewed from time to time.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • At nine o'clock one of the staff of the Foreign Office, conducting some twenty ferashes laden with immense trays containing sugarloaves, sugarcandy, and sweetmeats, presented himself to offer the good wishes of the Shah for the coming year.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • To save the dignity of the crown, the steward of the household, as the Shah's representative, fired the first shot at the conspirator selected as his victim, and his deputies, the ferashes, completed the work.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

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