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  • n. Alternative spelling of odalisque.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female slave in the harems of the East, especially in that of the Sultan of Turkey.


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  • He became infatuated with an odalisk who was a popular favorite at the

    A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel

  • It stands in a commanding position on the Place Nouveau Riche overlooking the Casino and the odalisk erected by Edward VII in memory of his cure.


  • It was a character of the sort that to any but an odalisk means eventual shame; to any woman of pride, you understand, eventually of necessity a broken heart.

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • ZOE: _ (Murmuring singsong with the music, her odalisk lips lusciously smeared with salve of swinefat and rosewater) Schorach ani wenowach, benoith Hierushaloim.


  • After all, the tiresome thing was, he did not want an odalisk, he did not want a slave.

    Women in Love

  • 'Then why doesn't he marry an odalisk?' said Hermione in her mild sing-song, 'if it is that he wants.'

    Women in Love

  • On the sofa in the window Violet lay like a suburban odalisk, voluptuous, heavy-scented.

    The Combined Maze

  • "Appearing to fix the ideal position of woman somewhere between that of an odalisk and a squaw!"

    The Eternal Feminine

  • I get twenty doldars for a real odalisk and fifteen for a bashi-bazouk.

    Felix O'Day

  • As free in her language as that, the odalisk -- That is to say, that if I did not know my Hemerlingue to be as cowardly as he is fat -- After all, bah! let them say what they like.

    The Nabob


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