Morocco


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Synonyms for Morocco

a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin

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As the latter appeared in succession, from a case of red morocco, their owner held up each implement to the strong light of the chandelier, near to which he stood, and examined it with the nicest care.
There, on a table, surrounded at some distance by a large and luxurious divan, every species of tobacco known, -- from the yellow tobacco of Petersburg to the black of Sinai, and so on along the scale from Maryland and Porto-Rico, to Latakia, -- was exposed in pots of crackled earthenware of which the Dutch are so fond; beside them, in boxes of fragrant wood, were ranged, according to their size and quality, pueros, regalias, havanas, and manillas; and, in an open cabinet, a collection of German pipes, of chibouques, with their amber mouth-pieces ornamented with coral, and of narghiles, with their long tubes of morocco, awaiting the caprice or the sympathy of the smokers.
Then I heard a dull little snap, as though he had shut some small morocco case; whatever it was, he tossed it carelessly back into the bureau; and next minute he was really gone, leaving the candle burning on the floor.
It was a thin book bound in faded morocco, with a copperplate engraving as a frontispiece; the pages were musty with age and stained with mould.
Investigation, however, developed the fact that this individual was a citizen of Morocco, and that while travelling in this country he spoke the English language.
Given its proximity to Morocco, Spain is a key transfer point for Europe-bound Moroccan cannabis resin.
The political situation in Morocco garnered a fair amount of attention as far back as January 2007 when Foreign Policy (Washington) listed the country's (then) upcoming September 2007 elections as worthy of note.
Moon Over Morocco" sees the return of that intrepid and suave adventurer Jack Flanders as he encounters a parallel in modern day Morocco when he steps through the 'Gate of Peacocks'.
Ryanair was forced to postpone introduction of flights from Marseille and Frankfurt Hahn to Morocco owing to a delay in execution of the Euro-Mediterranean air transport agreement between the EU and Morocco.
Lanter plays a cocksure 17-year-old slacker named Anton McCormack who bulldozes his way into a free-thinking Manhattan prep school and catches the admiration of both the school's prized acting student, Lexy Sheppard (Amanda MacDonald), and its popular drama teacher, Morocco Hemphill (Laurence Fishburne).
Rabies developed in an Austrian man after he was bitten by a dog in Agadir, Morocco.
When Richard Armitage, the American deputy secretary of state told Al-Jazeera that Washington "supports the territorial integrity of Morocco," his words might have seemed banal, but in the context of the Western Sahara dispute, they signalled a perceptible change in US policy towards the 29-year-old conflict in northwest Africa.
The native land of the Berbers, Morocco is a fascinating land with a long history of invasions and occupations by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and the French.
Abdelaziz Diouf, a noted Senegalese journalist who has been living and working in Morocco for a decade, says that the kingdom has special ties with some countries, such as his own, and some other French speaking nations in Africa.
In response to a question about the hasty adoption of an anti-terrorism law and the negative impact it might have on Morocco's transition to democracy, Craner replied that the United States sells Morocco's version of democracy to Arab countries and that the United States cannot afford to have Morocco take a U-turn.