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Alasʹnam

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Alasnam’s lady. In the Arabian Nightsʹ Tales Alasnam has eight diamond statues, but had to go in quest of a ninth more precious still, to fill the vacant pedestal. The prize was found in the lady who became his wife, at once the most beautiful and the most perfect of her race.

“There is wanting one pure and perfect model, and that one, wherever it is to be found, is like Alasnam’s lady, worth them all.”—Sir Walter Scott.

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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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Aladdin’s Lamp
Aladdin’s Ring
Aladdin’s Window
Aladine
Alako
Alans
Alarcon
Alarm
Alarum Bell
Alasnam
Alasnam’s Mirror
Alastor
Alauda
Alawy
Alb
Albadara
Alban (St.)
Albania
Albanian Hat (An)
Albano Stone

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