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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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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.
Lord Henry stretched himself out on the divan and laughed.
It was round, and a large divan completely encircled it.
The gentleman on the divan was a powerful specimen of an American.
There was also there a beautiful sofa upholstered in pink figured silk, an enormous divan with many cushions, some splendid arm-chairs of various shapes (but all very shabby), a round table, and in the midst of these fine things a small common iron stove.
By Servin's invitation, the officer had seated himself on a divan, and the painter, after removing the sling which supported the arm of his guest, was undoing the bandages in order to dress the wound.
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.
Stroeve liked his ease, and in his studio were a couple of heavily upholstered arm-chairs and a large divan.
The corner between the fireplace and the window is occupied by a divan cushioned in Morris chintz.
The room had a blue wall-paper, and was well, almost pretentiously, furnished, with its round table, its divan, and its bronze clock under a glass shade.
He was lying in a squirrel-fur dressing gown on a divan, surrounded by pillows.
cried the countess, sinking to her knees before him as he sat with bowed head upon a divan.
The three men who sat together upon a huge divan, the three men most powerful in directing the councils of their country, felt a gentle wave of optimism stealing through their quickened blood.
The gas caught fire, and thus lighted the projectile looked like a comfortable room with thickly padded walls, furnished with a circular divan, and a roof rounded in the shape of a dome.
Talking and greeting the friends they met, Levin and the prince walked through all the rooms: the great room where tables had already been set, and the usual partners were playing for small stakes; the divan room, where they were playing chess, and Sergey Ivanovitch was sitting talking to somebody; the billiard room, where, about a sofa in a recess, there was a lively party drinking champagne--Gagin was one of them.