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" ... the whiteness of the complexion, camphor; and a mole or beauty-spot, musk, which term denotes also dark hair. A mole is sometimes compared also to an ant creeping on the cheek towards the honey of the mouth ; a handsome face is both a full moon and... "
كتاب وفيات الاعيان - Page xxxvii
by Ibn Khallikān - 1843
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Allen's Indian Mail, and Register of Intelligence for British and ..., Volume 9

1851
...night. The waist is a willow branch, or a lance. The water of the face is a metaphor employed to denote self-respect: a poet sells the water of his face when...praises on a rich patron devoid of every noble quality. Such are the copious resources of Arabian poets ! M. Fresnel, in the Journal Asiatique for October,...
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A Dictionary of Islam: Being a Cyclopaedia of the Doctrines, Rites ...

Thomas Patrick Hughes - 1885 - 750 pages
...of the mouth ; a handsome face is both a full-moon and day ; black hair ia night ; the waist It -. willow-branch, or a lance ; the water of the face...self-respect ; a poet sells the water of his face when ne bestows mercenary praises OB a rich patron devoid of every noble quality. " Some of the verses in...
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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 8

Leonard Charles Smithers - 1894
...towards the honey of the mouth ; a handsome face is both a full moon and day ; black hair is night ; the waist is a willow-branch or a lance; the water...when he bestows mercenary praises on a rich patron." This does not sound promising : yet, as has been said of Arab music, the persistent repetition of the...
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Dictionary of Islam

Patrick Hughes, Thomas Patrick Hughes - 1995 - 750 pages
...towards the honey of the month ; a handsome face is both a full-moon and day ; black hair is night ; the waist is a willow-branch, or a lance ; the water...devoid of every noble quality. " Some of the verses in Arabic poetry (as in all Eastern poetry) are of a nature such as precludes translation. Had they...
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