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- n. a reed hut in the marshlands of Iraq; rare since the marshes were drained
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Saleh Hantoush slides leathery fingers down the walls of his mudhif, a guesthouse made of reeds from the marshes of southern Iraq, and thinksback to better days.
In 1992, Hantoush moved his family to a village near Basra and built another mudhif.
The schools basic design is patterned after the mudhif, a large communal house made of reeds, paid for and maintained by a local sheikh, for use by guests or as a gathering place.
Keith’s yard was almost walled by tall canvas-covered stacks of thatching reed bundles laid in a geometrical criss-cross like a reed mudhif guest house of the all-but-extinct Iraqi Marsh Arabs on the Euphrates.