Definition of Odalisks

1. Noun. (plural of odalisk) ¹



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Definition of Odalisks

1. odalisk [n] - See also: odalisk

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Odalisks

oculus dexter
oculus sinister
ocy-
ocypodian
ocypodians
ocytocin
od
oda
odachi
odah
odahs
odal
odalique
odaliques
odalisk
odalisks (current term)
odalisques
odaller
odallers
odals
odango
odas
odaxesmus
odaxetic
odd
odd-even check
odd-job(a)
odd-job man
odd-jobber

Literary usage of Odalisks

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1. Our New Protectorate: Turkey in Asia : Its Geography, Races, Resources, and by James Carlile McCoan (1879)
"... works — The relative ranks of the wives—odalisks—The ethical balance between polygamy and monogamy — Explanation of historical prevalence of former ..."

2. The People of Turkey: Twenty Years Residence Among Bulgarians, Greek by John Elijah Blunt (1878)
"... or odalisks—Favourites—Equal Chances of Good Fortune— Ceremonies Attending the Sultan's Selection of an Odalisk—A Slave seldom sees the Sultan more than ..."

3. The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with by Selim Hobart Peabody, Charles Francis Richardson (1898)
"It is contrary to etiquette for the sultan to select his own favorites among the odalisks; he is expected to accept the choice made for him by his mother, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It is contrary to etiquette for the sultan to select his own favorites among the odalisks ; he is expected to accept the choice made for him by his mother, ..."

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