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Abuʹdah

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A merchant of Bagdad, haunted every night by an old hag; he finds at last that the way to rid himself of this torment is to “fear God, and keep his commandments.”—Tales of the Genii.

“Like Abudah, he is always looking out for the Fury, and knows that the night will come with the inevitable hag with it.”—Thackeray.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Absalom and Achitophel
Abscond
Absent
Absent Man (The)
Absolute
Absquatulate
Abstemious
Abstract Numbers
Abstraction
Absurd
Abudah
Abundant Number (An)
Abus
Abyla
Abyssinians
Acacetus
Academics
Academy
Academy Figures
Acadia—i.e.
Acadine