from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sword-bearer of a Turkish chief.


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  • Keikhobade-Mirza, whose gracious and cordial reception touched me the more on account of the evident poverty of his household, pointed to this latter portrait, -- saying that in his father's lifetime he was, as I could see, his _selictar_, or royal shield-bearer, and enjoyed a brilliant station, but that now he was fallen; adding that he had sent me the shield which he had inherited -- the same which I saw represented in the picture -- knowing that

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851


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