divan


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bed

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a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)

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a Muslim council of state

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a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)

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a Muslim council chamber or law court

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He goes to the divan, stumbling into the fender and over the fire-irons on his way; extricating himself with muttered imprecations; and finishing his disastrous journey by throwing himself so impatiently on the divan that he almost breaks it.
HIGGINS [coming grimly at her from the divan, and accompanying her to the door] Good-bye.
Brusquely I dropped the hand before it reached my lips; and it was so lifeless that it fell heavily on to the divan.
On entering the long room I perceive Mills established in an armchair which he had dragged in front of the divan.
No doubt he ran off because he did not know what to say to you," said the youth on the divan.
My wife, Helena, died-- at her birth; and this is my big daughter Vera, in mourning, as you see; and this, this, oh, this pointing to the young man on the divan .
It was round, and a large divan completely encircled it.
Lord Henry stretched himself out on the divan and laughed.
On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
The gentleman on the divan was a powerful specimen of an American.
They had this melancholy retreat to themselves, and seated on the divan enclosing the central steam-radiator, they were staring silently at the glass cabinets mounted in ebonised wood which contained the recovered fragments of Ilium.
She looked at him thoughtfully, and turned back to the divan.
They followed the shape of the room, terminating at the lower part in huge divans, covered with brown leather, which were curved, to afford the greatest comfort.
Captain Nemo," said I to my host, who had just thrown himself on one of the divans, "this is a library which would do honour to more than one of the continental palaces, and I am absolutely astounded when I consider that it can follow you to the bottom of the seas.
12 "Hafis" explains his name at the beginning of Goethe's Hafts Nameh in the West-ostlicher Divan, ed.