from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The area ruled by a sheik.

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  • n. The domain ruled by a sheik.

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  • n. the domain ruled by a sheik


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  • Kabul Bank bet heavily on the Dubai real estate market, investing at least $140 million in property in the Persian Gulf sheikdom, which is part of the United Arab Emirates.

    Karzai's brother financed Dubai property purchases through embattled Kabul Bank

  • The Texas skeptics often invoke high energy prices, as if Texas were some sheikdom next to Mexico.

    The Texas Jobs Panic

  • Two of the al Qaeda members the Treasury Department sanctioned on Thursday have used the Persian Gulf sheikdom of Qatar as a base for fund raising, according to U.S. officials.

    U.S. Sees Iranian, al Qaeda Alliance

  • In the report, Bahrain lays out what it describes as decades of interference by Iran and Hezbollah inside the sheikdom.

    Bahrain Sees Hezbollah Plot in Protest

  • SYDNEY—Australia will begin talks with the United Arab Emirates to sell the Middle East's second-largest Arab economy uranium for a planned US$20 billion nuclear power project in the sheikdom of Abu Dhabi.

    Australia Eyes U.A.E. Uranium Talks

  • Bahrain The popular uprising in the tiny Persian Gulf sheikdom concerned U.S. military officials, who were fearful of losing their base for the Pentagon's Fifth Fleet, which polices the Gulf, and worried about what might happen if the regime fell.

    Power Shifts on Foreign-Policy Team

  • Rebels in Libya battle forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, Syria is gunning down protesters opposed to the rule of dictator Bashar Assad, and Saudi Arabian troops are in Bahrain to help the sheikdom there crush a rebellion.

    Israelis split on impact of Middle East uprisings

  • Accordingly Iran put the Stingers on Craig's list and in 1988 they were purchased by the sheikdom of Qatar.

    Christopher Brauchli: The Drone, the Secretary and the Seven Dwarfs

  • In the past year, PetroChina Co., China International United Petroleum & Chemical Corp., or Unipec, and Brightoil Petroleum Ltd. have looked into building or leasing oil-storage facilities in the United Arab Emirates' sheikdom of Fujairah, located outside the Persian Gulf on the Gulf of Oman.

    Chinese Oil Firms Eye Storage in Mideast

  • North Dakota, however, is no one-note Prairie sheikdom.

    Why North Dakota Is Booming


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