a powerful evil demon or monster.
Look upon him as an afreet to be exorcised with a cross of red-hot iron.
William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) Elizabeth A. Sharp
And the Moor’s face was white, and his features trembled, as though he had seen an afreet, but my face was as a deep well.
The Arab’s Pledge Edward L. Mitford
Af’rit or afreet, a kind of Medusa or Lamia, the most terrible and cruel of all the orders of the deevs.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
It seemed as if it might be a pillar of confinement and punishment for some afreet who had defied Heaven.
Overland John William De Forest
(Arabian myth) a powerful evil demon or giant monster
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. Historical Examples What all that Afric’s golden rivers roll, Her odorous woods, and shining ivory stores? Harper’s Magazine, Vol III, June 1851 Various Here, too, might be seen the swarthy Saracen, with wares from Spain and Afric 34. Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton Androcles returned at Rome the civilities which he had received from him […]
anew; once more; again: to start afresh. Historical Examples All this experience is now to be made no further use of, and the guns pass into the hands of men who will have to learn it afresh. With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900) Lieutenant Burne. But this gives them surprise, somewhat alarming them afresh. […]
a continent S of Europe and between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. About 11,700,000 sq. mi. (30,303,000 sq. km). . Contemporary Examples Crumpton remembered one secret hero he had met during his time as a spy in Africa in the 1980s. CIA’s Henry Crumpton on the Heroes You’ll Never Know Miranda Green November 14, 2012 […]