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The Arabian Nights Setting & Symbolism

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Adze

An adze is a tool used for cutting trees or smoothing wood. It has a long handle like a hoe but the blade is situated like a hoe rather than like an axe. A eunuch carries this tool in the 'Tale of Ghanim Bin Ayyub, The Distraught, The Thrall O' Love' on page 212.

Agha

Agha is a title of address placed before a surname and it stands for 'sir' or 'gentleman.'

Apparitor

An apparitor is a sergeant or royal messenger. See page 214.

Ashrafi

Ali Baba wanted to weigh the pieces of silver and gold that he found in the cave so he sent his wife to borrow a scale to weight the Ashrafis. See page 798.

Badawi

The name for the nomadic tribal people also known as Bedouin. In modern versions of stories these nomads are depicted traveling in camel caravans through the Middle East to trade...

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