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  • Then he bade the eunuch carry the four trays into his serraglio and going in to his wife, laid them before her.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Persian and they beat him till he was well-nigh dead; after which the King commanded to carry him to the city and cast him into jail; and, taking from him the damsel and the ebony horse (though he knew not its properties nor the secret of its motion), set the girl in his serraglio and the horse amongst his hoards.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then they entered the women's court, where they came upon a magnificent serraglio and Gharib saw, among the Blue King's woman - folk a girl clad in a dress worth a thousand dinars, never had he beheld a goodlier.

    Arabian nights. English

  • So presently he carried him into his serraglio and calling a slave-girl named Kút al-Kulúb, said to her, “Ala al-Din had a wife called Zubaydah, who used to sing to him and solace him of cark and care; but she is gone to the mercy of Almighty Allah, and now I would have thee play him an air upon the lute,” — And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then they entered the women’s court, where they came upon a magnificent serraglio and Gharib saw, among the Blue King’s woman-folk a girl clad in a dress worth a thousand dinars, never had he beheld a goodlier.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then the Caliph returned from his serraglio palace to the Divan; and, calling porters, said to them, “Set all the goods of Kut al-Kulub and her waiting-women in a litter, and carry them to Ala al-Din’s home.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So presently he carried him into his serraglio and calling a slave-girl named Kút al-Kulúb, said to her, "Ala al-Din had a wife called Zubaydah, who used to sing to him and solace him of cark and care; but she is gone to the mercy of Almighty Allah, and now I would have thee play him an air upon the lute," -- And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Then the Caliph returned from his serraglio palace to the Divan; and, calling porters, said to them, "Set all the goods of Kut al-Kulub and her waiting-women in

    Arabian nights. English

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  • "Seraglio" in English.

    March 22, 2010

  • "harem; women's apartments; menagerie"

    March 22, 2010