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  • When the old woman entered she salamed to me and kissing the ground before me, said, I have at home an orphan daughter and this night are her wedding and her displaying. 331 We be poor folks and strangers in this city knowing none inhabitant and we are broken hearted.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then she dressed and veiled herself and going to a certain druggist, who had a saloon with two doors, salamed to him and gave him an ashrafi and said to him, “Take this gold piece as a douceur for thy saloon and let it to me till the end of the day.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The Wahshi on one occasion bent its head, and “salamed” to Mohammed as he ate its fruit, for which reason even now its lofty tuft turns earthwards.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • So I kindled the shavings; helped prop up the innocent little idol; offered him burnt biscuit with Queequeg; salamed before him twice or thrice; kissed his nose; and that done, we undressed and went to bed, at peace with our own consciences and all the world.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Glad of the happy privilege of serving her, I salamed myself out -- cutting, I fear, a somewhat awkward figure -- and went to move the piano and to kindle a glowing fire upon the broad open hearth.

    The Story of a Slave. A Realistic Revelation of a Social Relation of Slave Times--Hitherto Unwritten--From the Pen of One Who Has Felt Both the Lash and the Caress of a Mistress

  • And advancing they salamed, and told Media the excuse of those sour - looking varlets.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

  • His servitors salamed; his chieftains bowed; his yeoman-guard, in meadow-green, presented palm-stalks, -- royal tokens; and hand in hand, the nodding, jovial, regal friends, went up a lane of salutations; dragging behind, a train of envyings.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • The Gardener opened to him and rejoicing with great joy salamed to him in most worshipful fashion; then, observing that his face was overcast, he asked him how he did.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Then she dressed and veiled herself and going to a certain druggist, who had a saloon with two doors, salamed to him and gave him an ashrafi and said to him, "Take this gold piece as a douceur for thy saloon and let it to me till the end of the day."

    Arabian nights. English

  • Then one of the ushers went in and reported the matter to the Sultan who gave orders to admit me; so the man came out and led me within and on entering the presence I salamed to the Sovran and wished him welfare and presently set before him the bundle, saying, "O King of the Age, this be in the way of a gift which besitteth my station not thine estate."

    Arabian nights. English

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