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" generally seats himself upon a small stool on the mastabah, or raised seat which is built against the front of the coffee-shop ; some of his auditors occupy the rest of that seat, others arrange themselves upon the mastabahs of the houses on the opposite... "
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians,: Written in ... - Page 114
by Edward William Lane - 1836 - 419 pages
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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians: Written in ...

Edward William Lane - Egypt - 1860 - 619 pages
...:' some of his auditors occupy the rest of that seat, others arrange themselves upon the mastabahs of the houses on the opposite side of the narrow street,...give nothing ; and few give more than five or ten faddahs.* The most numerous class of reciters is that of the persons called " Sho'ara " (in the singular...
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Arabian Poetry for English Readers

William Alexander Clouston - Arabic poetry - 1881 - 473 pages
...coffee-shop ; some of his auditors occupy the rest of that seat, others arrange themselves upon the mastabahs of the houses on the opposite side of the narrow street,...many of them give nothing, and few give more than 5 or lofaddahs." (Afaddah is the smallest Egyptian coin, value, nearly a quarter of a farthing.) The...
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Arabian Poetry for English Readers

William Alexander Clouston - Arabic poetry - 1881 - 473 pages
...upon stools or benches made of palm-sticks ; most of them with the pipe in hand, some sipping thuir coffee, and all highly amused, not only with the story,...many of them give nothing, and few give more than 5 or tofaddahs. " (Afaddah is the smallest Egyptian coin, value, nearly a quarter of a farthing.) The...
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The Manners & Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Edward William Lane - Egypt - 1908 - 630 pages
...: 2 some of his auditors occupy the rest of that seat, others arrange themselves upon the mastabahs of the houses on the opposite side of the narrow street,...but also with the lively and dramatic manner of the 1 This exhibition is called in Arabic "khayal ed-dill," or, more correctly, "— edh-dhill." a See...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 59

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1837
...introduced appear to us dull enough, though he tells us the audience are all highly amused at the recital, not only with the story, but also with the lively and dramatic manner of the narrator, ' who often greatly improves the stories by his action, and by witty introductions of his own invention.'...
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Oriental Essays: Portraits of Seven Scholars

Arthur John Arberry - Biography & Autobiography - 1960 - 261 pages
...stwls r Inches mads of palm-sticKsj m5t 9f ttom with the pipe in hand; some sipping their colfee; and all highly amused, not only with the story, but...with the lively and dramatic manner of the narrator.' Lane must have often taken his place on the benches, and enjoyed being transported back to the Arab...
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Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Edward William Lane - History - 2005 - 588 pages
...opposite side of the narrow street, and the rest sit upon stools or benches modo of palm sticks — most of them with the pipe in hand, some sipping their...them give nothing, and few give more than five or ten faddahs. The most numerous class of reciters is that of the persons called "Shd'ara" (in the singular...
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