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  • n. Plural form of narghile.


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  • University of Memphis researchers say the use of water pipes, also known as hookahs, hubble-bubbles, narghiles, shishas, gozas or narkeelas, is increasing.

    Water Pipe Use as Addictive as Smoking | Impact Lab

  • Of course, the water pipes known as hookah, narghiles, sheeshas or hubble-bubbles have been around for centuries.

    West Meets East

  • And when it opens, drinks and hubble bubble fruity narghiles aare on the house for all of you.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • On either side of me the sellers of carpets and clothing, mother-of-pearl knick-knacks, copper pots, and narghiles kept watch.

    O Jerusalem

  • The interval when Mahmoud might have prepared more coffee came and passed, and eventually the narghiles ceased their burbling and the men took their leave, their loud voices fading slowly into the night.

    O Jerusalem

  • One amusing reminiscence is the odd paradox of Théophile Gautier, that plants are unwholesome absorbents of vital air, and that for him the ideal of a garden would be a succession of asphaltum paths, with fine-cushioned seats, and narghiles for ever burning in the guise of flowers and shrubbery.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873

  • The Arab shepherds in abbas of dark magenta, the black Greek priests, the green of a pilgrim's turban, the veiled women smoking narghiles and daintly sipping sherbet, pink and yellow and white.

    The Wind Bloweth

  • I shouldn't wonder if she had narghiles too, and scimitars, -- I need a new scimitar, -- and all sorts of things.

    The Merryweathers

  • A rack at each side of the inlaid fireplace sustained a long line of the pipes of all places and nations -- English cherrywoods, French briars, German china-bowls, carved meerschaums, scented cedar and myall-wood, with Eastern narghiles, Turkish chibooques, and two great golden-topped hookahs.

    The Doings of Raffles Haw

  • And all that land is misty and fragrant with the perfume of the softest Latakia, and the gardens are musical with the bubbling of countless narghiles; and I must say that to the Christian soul which enters that paradise the whole place has, certainly, a rather curious air, as of a highly transcendental Cremorne.

    In the Wrong Paradise


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