Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of nargile.

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Examples

  • Kokolios took a deep suck on the nargiles, blew out a cloud of blue smoke, and asked, 'You've been a sailor, Iatre, have you not?

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The china and glass ware, in which the dishes are served up, is of the best quality; rose-water is sprinkled on the beards of the guests after dinner, and the room is filled with the odours of aloe-wood, burnt upon the nargiles.

    Travels in Arabia

  • The doctor passed over his tobacco and Kokolios stuffed his nargiles contentedly.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The Mekkawys are very expensive in their houses: the rooms are embellished with fine carpets, and an abundance of cushions and sofas covered with brocade: amidst the furniture is seen much beautiful china-ware, and several nargiles adorned with silver.

    Travels in Arabia

  • The china and glass ware, in which the dishes are served up, is of the best quality; rose-water is sprinkled on the beards of the guests after dinner, and the room is filled with the odours of aloe-wood, burnt upon the nargiles.

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

  • The Mekkawys are very expensive in their houses: the rooms are embellished with fine carpets, and an abundance of cushions and sofas covered with brocade: amidst the furniture is seen much beautiful china - ware, and several nargiles adorned with silver.

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

  • Syrians are heavy smokers of nargiles and cigarettes, with official figures showing 60 percent of men and 23 percent of men indulging in the habit, for which they collectively spend about 600 million dollars (448 million euros) a year.

    iToot Stream

  • Smoking nargiles, or water pipes, in the country's ubiquitous coffee-houses is a firmly established tradition in Syria, as in most of the Middle East.

    iToot Stream

  • Waiters shuttled cocktails and coffees and tended to the "hubbly bubblies" - nargiles, or water pipes with flavored tobacco - that were being summoned to the tables as the evening wore on.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Waiters shuttled cocktails and coffees and tended to the "hubbly bubblies" - nargiles, or water pipes with flavored tobacco - that were being summoned to the tables as the evening wore on.

    NYT > Travel

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