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Shi-ites (2 syl.)

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Those Mahometans who do not consider the Sunna, or oral law, of any authority, but look upon it as apocryphal. They wear red turbans, and are sometimes calledRed Heads.” The Persians are Shiites. (Arabic, shiah, a sect.) (See Sunnites.)

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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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Sheriffmuir
Sheva
Shewbread
Shewri-while
Shiahs
Shibboleth
Shield
Shield-of-Arms
Shield of Expectation (The)
Shields
Shi-ites
Shillelagh (pronounce she-lay-lah)
Shilling
Shilly Shally
Shimei
Shinar
Shindy
Shingebis
Ship (the device of Paris)
Ship Letters
Ship-shape

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