resembling the elaborately fanciful style of ornamentation of the Alhambra in Spain.
alhazen Alhazen (āl-hāz’ən) See Ibn al-Haytham. Historical Examples Like the measurements of Aristarchus and Eratosthenes, this calculation of alhazen is simple enough in theory. A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5) Henry Smith Williams The original investigations of alhazen had to do largely with optics. A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5) Henry Smith Williams […]
(ʿAlī ibn-abu-Talib”the Lion of God”) a.d. c600–661, Arab caliph (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad). . Mohammed, 1909–63, Pakistani statesman and diplomat. . Muhammad (Cassius (Marcellus) Clay, Jr) born 1942, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1964–67, 1974–78, 1978–79. Contemporary Examples Where writers compared Ali to an “unwashed punk” draft dodger, Lipsyte saw a renegade and comic […]
- Ali baba
the poor woodcutter, hero of a tale in The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, who uses the magic words “Open sesame” to open the door to the cave in which the Forty Thieves had hidden their treasure. Historical Examples During a twelvemonth Ali Baba forbore to go near the forest, but at length his curiosity incited him […]
- Ali muhammad of shiraz
. (the Bab; Ali Muhammad of Shiraz) 1819–50, a Persian religious leader: founder of Bābī.