from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as baboosh.
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Then they made sure that the shelf had not been broken except by the violence of that slipper, and they examined it when, behold, the house-master cried, saying, "This be the papoosh of Abu Kasim the Drummer."
The house-folk heard the breakage ringing and rattling; so they crowded one after other to discover what had done the damage and at last they found my papoosh sprawling amiddlemost the room.
Man, hold thyself secure therefrom for an he bespeak me with a single word I will slipper him with my papoosh; [FN#582] and her rejoined, "May safety be thine!"
Pink gauze trousers spangled with silver, and slippers of the same color as the band which clasped her ringlets (but so covered with pearls that the original hue of the charming little papoosh disappeared entirely) completed her costume.