Historical Examples

Those are now steeds from Araby which seemed but rats and mice an hour or two ago.
General Bounce G. J. Whyte-Melville

The air is filled with odours sweet as the perfumes of Araby or Ind.
The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid

He composed, in 1833, the words and air of “The Araby Maid,” which speedily obtained a wide popularity.
The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. Various

He wore the light flexile mail of the ancient heroes of Araby or Fez.
Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

How like airs of Araby the Blest the odors of steaming coffee!
Lippincott’s Magazine, December, 1885 Various

Milton says, ‘Sabean odors from the spicy shores of Araby the blest.’
Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic

I mounted it, and vaguely expected the odors of Araby a gain.
The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

It had about it odors of the East; savors of Araby the blest.
The Believing Years Edmund Lester Pearson

Araby, the land of manna and milk—of black-eyed women—of horses that champ strange bits.
A Bed of Roses W. L. George

But we have ample stock of rare silks and rich spices of Araby and Gondar.
The Great Mogul Louis Tracy

an archaic or poetic name for Arabia


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