from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See serai.


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  • Another favorite this time of the year is a Thai meatball soup gaeng jued tao hu sarai comprised of silken tofu, seaweed and little pork meatballs spiked with garlic and cilantro.

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  • He also said that for the convenience of patients of Kargil who have to travel to Srinagar for specialized treatment, a patient sarai at Nowshehra, Srinagar is in its completion stage.

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  • At the point where the two streets met in the center of the Taj Ganj, the corners of the four sarai walls would have chamfered edges, cut out enough to accommodate a gateway in each corner that would lead into the sarai and be shut at night to keep out thieves and bandits.

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  • But for her elephant to have stopped at precisely this spot, when it could well have lumbered on for the lunch meal to another, only meant that Bapa wanted her to see the sarai.

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  • As the sun set, the great doors of the gateway would be shut, sealing the sarai from the outer world, and guards would take their places around the structure, which had no windows on the outside walls.

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  • When the slaves from the zenana came to assemble in front of her kneeling elephant, Jahanara handed the sleeping Goharara to one of the women and descended to stand in front of the massive entrance to the sarai.

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  • They had passed by the sarai and gone on because Empress Nur Jahan was a woman Emperor Shah Jahan detested, even though her niece had been his wife, and her brother—his father-in-law—was still one of his dearest supporters.

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  • There was a hammam in one corner, a cookhouse in another, and a group of apartments in yet another with gold padlocked doors where Emperor Jahangir had stayed to please his wife when the sarai had been built.

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  • In most tombs, the Jilaukhana also contained the sarai area—a place of rest for the pilgrims, the travelers, the curious, and the tourists.

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  • But the sarai, a rest house for weary travelers, had been built in the early days of their marriage, and it was already, some twenty years after its completion, steeped in legend—for a person in voyage, the words Nur Sarai had become a hallmark of perfection, and every other sarai in the Empire was compared to this one.

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