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Sheik   /ʃik/   Listen
Sheik

noun
(Written also scheik, shaik, sheikh)
1.
The leader of an Arab village or family.  Synonyms: Arab chief, sheikh, tribal sheik, tribal sheikh.
2.
A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.  Synonyms: beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, swell.



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"Sheik" Quotes from Famous Books



... traveller returns.' I looked at Abou. His face was as the face of the dead, except for his eyes. They burned like two coals of fire. He uttered some strange words, the meaning of which was unknown to me, and then I knew some mighty forces were being exerted in that old sheik's hut. My brain began to whirl, while a terrible power gripped me; but still I looked, and still ...
— Weapons of Mystery • Joseph Hocking

... decided whether he would be too sick to play in London. Then, at a signal from Said Hitani, they all took up their instruments and played and sang a garden song called Mabouf, describing how a Sheik and his best loved wife walked in a great garden and ...
— The Way of Ambition • Robert Hichens

... town and told one of the priests that they had seen the new moon in a certain well, and the priest proclaimed a month of fasting, and the men who pulled us up the Pyramid had to rest because they had not eaten or drunk all day. At six a sheik called from the village and all the donkey—boys and guides around the Sphinx ran to get water and coffee and food. Think of that—of two men running through the street to say that they had seen the new moon in a well, when every shop sells Waterbury watches ...
— Adventures and Letters • Richard Harding Davis

... paltry rate of hire I will practise that celestial science which I have studied with the Armenian Abbot of Istrahoff, who had not seen the sun for forty years—with the Greek Dubravius, who is said to have raised the dead—and have even visited the Sheik Ebn Hali in his cave in the deserts of Thebais? No, by Heaven!—he that contemns art shall perish through his own ignorance. Ten pieces!—a pittance which I am half ashamed to offer to Toinette, to buy ...
— Quentin Durward • Sir Walter Scott



Words linked to "Sheik" :   macaroni, dandy, man, swayer, Brummell, coxcomb, Beau Brummell, ruler, George Bryan Brummell, tribal sheik, adult male, cockscomb



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