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- n. A room used for receiving guests, in some Egyptian buildings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In some Oriental countries, a reception-room.
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There, in a room of a kind with which was part library and part _mandarah, _ part museum and part laboratory, I found the veiled man seated at a great littered table.
The note of badinage was discernible again, but Cairn passed out into the _mandarah_ without replying, where the fountain plashed coolly and the silver _mibkharah_ sent up its pencils of vapour.
_fellahîn_ -- by the shoulder, and sent him spinning across the mosaic floor of the _mandarah_.