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Usage examples for sheik

  1. " I thought, father thought you would be glad to marry the Sheik," she faltered. – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  2. The Jig- Jigga country, a province of Abyssinia lying near the border of British Somaliland and governed by Abdullah Dowa, an Arab sheik owing allegiance to King Menelek, is the best lion country in all Africa. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  3. The picture represents the coquette at her window, laughing at Sheik Chenan as he is driving his pigs before her. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  4. However, I find the sheik who was in command of the town, and relate my difficulty to him. – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  5. No one knows what their religion is, but they are a cunning lot, and I should like to make the acquaintance of their sheik. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  6. We had no butchers' meat, neither would the Sheik Allorron or his people sell us either sheep or cattle. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  7. Finally the sheik, who had been standing a mute and frowning witness of the cowardly attack, intervened. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  8. I had been acquainted with Redouza Pasha, and cast an eye about for him amid that invasion of veiled hanums, fierce- looking Caucasians in skins of beasts, a Sheik- ul- Islam in green cloak, a khalifa, three emirs in cashmere turbans, two tziganes, their gaudy brown mortality more glaringly abominable than even the Western's. – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel
  9. Dimly they saw him dragging the old Sheik over the lip of the gully, down into its half- protection. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  10. The black sheik would not receive either food or drink from the hand of a master. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  11. But the sheik of Arabs aspects wished to possess him, with a view to his ultimate ransom. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  12. The wealthy and powerful old Sheik, whose friendship had been assiduously sought by the French Administration to ensure the co- operation of a tribe that with its far reaching influence might have proved a dangerous element in an unsettled district, shared in his inmost heart the sentiments of his heir, but with a larger and more discriminating wisdom saw the desirability of associating at least one of his family with the Government he was obliged, though grudgingly and half contemptuously, to acknowledge. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  13. This thing I cannot do, my sheik. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  14. Some malignant and vindictive Sheik, some brutal Mezentius, must have sat for many pictures of the Divinity. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  15. The Marquess was very angry, the Sheik very grave. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
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