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Grand Turk   /grænd tərk/   Listen
Grand Turk

The ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire).  Synonym: sultan.

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"Grand Turk" Quotes from Famous Books

... But all those people had heard a prophecy of Napoleon, under the name of Kebir Bonaberdis; a word which in our lingo means, "The Sultan fires a shot," and they feared him like the devil. So the Grand Turk, Asia, and Africa have recourse to magic, and they send a demon against us, named the Mahdi, who it was thought had come down from heaven on a white charger which, like its master was bullet-proof, and the pair of them lived on the air of that part of the world. There are people who have seen ...
— The Napoleon of the People • Honore de Balzac

... master," answered Cacambo, "Cunegonde washes dishes on the banks of the Propontis, in the service of a prince, who has very few dishes to wash; she is a slave in the family of an ancient sovereign named Ragotsky,[35] to whom the Grand Turk allows three crowns a day in his exile. But what is worse still is, that she has lost her beauty and has become ...
— Candide • Voltaire

... So, on calculation, I thought trouble would be saved by giving notice that I was going home to publish the Crusaders, and sending him to fetch his bride, on whose arrival I shall bid a long farewell to the Grand Turk. I fancy I shall take an erratic course through Moldavia and some of those out-of-the-way locations, so you need not write to me again here, nor think of me till you see me about the end of August. I suppose about ...
— Heartsease - or Brother's Wife • Charlotte M. Yonge

Words linked to "Grand Turk" :   ruler, swayer, Saladin, Salah-ad-Din Yusuf ibn-Ayyub

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