a village of N Egypt, in the Nile River delta: Battle of the Nile near here (1798).
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a former village in S Egypt, on the Nile: site of two temples of Ramses II; now inundated by Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam. Historical Examples Only a lizard scuttling over the dark-washed bedroom wall, first cousin to the chameleon you saw at Abu Simbel. Round the Wonderful World G. E. Mitton […]
a.d. 573–634, Muhammad’s father-in-law and successor: first caliph of Mecca 632–634. Historical Examples Ayesha (a-yesh’a), daughter of abu-bekr and favourite wife of Mahomet, though she bore him no child, born in 610 or 611. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various His own death, which was that of a warrior, left abu-bekr in […]
, as while cooking or boiling. characterized by intense enthusiasm or activity: The store was abubble with last-minute shoppers.
in the process of or being .
the capital of Nigeria, in the central part. a republic in W Africa: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British colony and protectorate. 356,669 sq. mi. (923,773 sq. km). Capital: Abuja. Contemporary Examples But on Monday a massive bomb hit a bus terminal on the outskirts of the capital Abuja, killing at least […]