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  • noun Plural form of khan.

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Examples

  • In Syria these buildings are called khans; in the Hedjaz hosh, which, in the dialect of Egypt, means a court-yard.

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  • They were called khans, from the Persian, and, in simplest form, were fenced enclosures, without house or shed, often without a gate or entrance.

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  • On the great roads through barren or uninhabited parts, the need of shelter led, very early, to the erection of rude and simple buildings, of varying size, known as khans, which offered the wayfarer the protection of walls and a roof, and water, but little more.

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  • No. Once it had many kings, called khans; but now the khans have lost their power, and are only _called_ khan to do them honor.

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  • In Syria these buildings are called khans; in the Hedjaz hosh, which, in the dialect of Egypt, means a court-yard.

    Travels in Arabia; comprehending an account of those territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred

  • Nestled among the 2,000-year-old labyrinthine streets in courtyard houses and old hotels known as khans, are a handful of workshops that have been making the famed "Savon d'Alep", or

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  • "khans," or inns, were built to accommodate the different nationalities or trades.

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  • "khans", and the armed forces that seek to protect them.

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  • Made from a framework of wood and a covering of animal hair felt, the yurt—or more curtly, the ger , according to the Mongols who invented it—was essential gear for nomads and khans on the Steppes.

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  • Subjected to princes, khans, tsars, and then commissars, russians are said to have acquired a culture of “submission to strong and willful authority.”

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