peacock throne love

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A famous throne formerly of the kings of Delhi, India, but since 1739, when it was carried off by Nadir Shah, held by the shahs of Persia (now Iran); -- so called from its bearing a fully expanded peacock's tail done in gems.
  • The office or position of the Shah of Iran.

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