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Synonyms for sheikh

the leader of an Arab village or family

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"Who is it?" the Governor asked the Sheikh. "It thinks."
"Without money," replied an aged Sheikh, "there are no waterwheels."
Ha-wands, O Sheikh, we call them in their manhood."
Pah-peaz we call them, O Sheikh, in their childhood."
If the new waterwheel is built in a month without oppression, thou, O Sheikh, shalt be named one of the judges to judge the pah-peaz at the Sha-ho.
Above all, who remembers the death of Royal, when a certain Sheikh wept above the body of the stainless hound as it might have been his son's--and that day the Hunt rode no more?
Melik-meid the Second strained her shoulder leaping my water-channel," a sheikh cried.
A number of Sheikhs, top officials, dignitaries, military and police officers and worshippers offered prayers, along with Sheikh Hamdan.
On the Kuwaiti side, the meeting was attended by the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al -Jaber al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali al-Ghanim, Deputy Chief of the Kuwait National Guard Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al- Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Khaled al-Jarrah al-Sabah and a number of Kuwaiti Sheikhs and senior officials.
King Hamad conferred upon the Dubai Ruler, the Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa Medal First Class during a meeting attended by members of the delegation accompanying Sheikh Mohammed and a number of Bahraini sheikhs and officials.
A number of Sheikhs, Ministers, military and police officers, members of diplomatic missions, senior state officials and a large gathering of citizens also attended the banquet.
His Majesty also received cables from members of the royal family, chairman of the State Council, chairman of Majlis Al Shura, ministers, ambassadors, sheikhs and citizens.
In those days, you didn't get many Sheikhs at Cheltenham, and Sheikh Ali, who lived in Somerset, was an exotic West Country curiosity.
Dubai Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler, HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Authority of Culture and Arts, HH Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Saeed Bin MOhammed Bin Rashid Al maktoum and a number of Sheikhs, senior officials, citizens and residents performed the prayer along with Sheikh Mohammed.
The Bahraini King then greeted high ranking UAE officials, including HH Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region, HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser, HH Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler's Representative, HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, HH Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) as well as a number of Sheikhs and senior officials.