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Arabesque [Arrabeskʹ]

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The gorgeous Moorish patterns, like those in the Alhambra, especially employed in architectural decoration. During the Spanish wars, in the reign of Louis XIV., arabesque decorations were profusely introduced into France. (French, “Arab-like.”)

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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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A propos de bottes (French)
Aqua Regia [royal water]
Aqua Tofana or Acqua Tofanĭca
Aqua Vitæ [water of life]
Aquarians
Aquarius [the water-bearer]
Aqueous Rocks
Aquilant (in Orlando Furioso)
Aquiline
Aquinian Sage (The)
Arabesque [Arrabesk]
Arabian Bird (The)
Arabian Nights (The)
Arabians
Arabic Figures
Arabs
Arachnē’s Labours
Araf, Al [the partition]
Araspes (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Aratos of Achæa
Arbaces

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