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  • noun Plural form of seraglio.

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Examples

  • But the article which bore the greatest price in the seraglios was the _kûs keftar_, the dried skin of a female hyena; which, if worn about the person, conciliated the affection of all to the wearer.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • No Victorian collection is complete without a sprinkling of Orientalist paintings featuring cruelty and sex galore: seraglios guarded by fat eunuchs, barbarian punishments and poor General Gordon getting killed over and over on the steps of his headquarters in Khartoum.

    Browser's Delight

  • From the past you can see the ruins of Venetian towers, Crusader castles, Catholic monasteries, Ottoman seraglios and fountains.

    Insiders' guide to Greece

  • From the past you can see the ruins of Venetian towers, Crusader castles, Catholic monasteries, Ottoman seraglios and fountains.

    Insiders' guide to Greece

  • A sister of a president of the United States declared: “We Southern ladies are complimented with names of wives, but we are only the mistresses of seraglios.”

    DARKWATER

  • In those seraglios, where a single powerful warlord might have hundreds of wives, the ones who can catch his eye with their sensuality, and give him sons would gain favor.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • If you're looking for info about Middle Eastern women, here's a great book about the strange life of odalisques in the seraglios of the great Turkish sultans: "Harem: The World Behind the Veil," by Alev Lytle Croutier.

    ~In Search of Bad Ass Women~

  • I do not understand how people can habitually take Turks in bad part; Mohammed had his good points; respect for the inventor of seraglios with houris and paradises with odalisques!

    Les Miserables

  • In those seraglios, where a single powerful warlord might have hundreds of wives, the ones who can catch his eye with their sensuality, and give him sons would gain favor.

    Why hasn't evolution bred out evil?

  • The miramolin, the bey, the dey, all have Christian females in their seraglios, but there are only two Turkish girls who have found lovers in

    A Philosophical Dictionary

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