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  • He pulls a striped cloth from its shelf, snaps it open with a practiced hand, and stands waiting like a toreador.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • We dropped to our heels to examine the possessions of Mikhail the Druse, primarily a bag of striped cloth containing the bare necessities for survival in the hills: flour, water, and dried lentils, tea and roasted coffee, part of a hard Bedouin cheese, a handful of dried figs, and half a dozen tiny muslin bags containing spices.

    O Jerusalem


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  • the word i am looking for is from Turkey

    August 8, 2009

  • I keep thinking that two words in the clue must mean two root morphemes in the answer, but I'm being misled. I believe this is tabby (ultimately from a suburb of Baghdad)?

    August 7, 2009