\masˈuːdɪ], \masˈuːdɪ], \m_a_s_ˈuː_d_ɪ]\
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An Arabic historian; born at Bagdad about the close of the ninth century; died in Egypt, 957. He has been called "the Arabian Herodotus". His best work was "Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems" (many editions; the latest, text with French translation, 9 vols., Paris, 1861-77). It abounds in information regarding his time, the result of extensive travel, and is the most celebrated of its kind in the language. One volume was translated into English by A. Sprenger (1841).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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- someone who saves something from danger or violence One who recovers. The demandant in a common recovery, after judgment has been given his favor.