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  • n. Alternative form of narghile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An apparatus for smoking tobacco. It has a long flexible tube, and the smoke is drawn through water. Also called hoookah and water pipe. Functionally similar to the hubble-bubble, a simplified form.


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  • Istanbullus fear the ban will destroy vital mainstays of the Turkish community — specifically, the nargile (water-pipe) cafés and the teahouses.

    Turkish Smoke-Out

  • On a Thursday evening in February, men and women — tourists, students, and middle-aged residents — enjoyed the elegant charms of the nargile along with their tiny cups of tea.

    Turkish Smoke-Out

  • This means that nargile cafés with no outdoor seating will likely shut down, diminishing a tourist attraction on par with the Hagia Sofia and the döner kebab.

    Turkish Smoke-Out

  • Like, Amouage is nervously smoking nargile in the corner :

    Perfume Review: Arabian Oud King Fahed

  • We've been going there every day to enjoy the ritual of smoking a water pipe Turkish: nargile or two as the sun sets over the mountains and the paragliders.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • A Mekkawy, even of the lower class, must have daily on his table meat which costs from one and a half to two piastres the pound; his coffee-pot is never removed from the fire; and himself, his women and children are almost constantly using the nargile, and the tobacco which supplies it cannot be a very trifling expense.

    Travels in Arabia

  • The only amusements for summer are a nargile on the Marina, studying primitive civilization the while, during the twilight hours, and the afternoon circuit of the ramparts, where every day at five o'clock an execrable band tortures the most familiar arias with clangor of discordant brass.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • There was not a trace of anxiety on him when he opened a low arched door, passed down a corridor, and entered the warm, full light of that chamber of liberty, that sanctuary of the persecuted, that temple of refuge, thrice blessed in all its forms throughout the land, that consecrated Mecca of every true believer in the divinity of the meerschaum, and the paradise of the nargile -- the smoking-room.

    Under Two Flags

  • The supreme solace was a nargile, and its great bowl of rose-water was soon set down by the little Moorish lad at Cecil's side.

    Under Two Flags

  • It was not just male hairdressers; Ghoul also pointed to a ban on women smoking nargile shisha pipes and an attempt to force women lawyers to wear headscarves.

    The Guardian World News


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