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Arabian Nights

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Definition of Arabian Nights in English:

A collection of stories and romances written in Arabic, called in full The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. The king of Samarkand has killed all his wives after one night’s marriage until he marries Scheherazade, who saves her life by entertaining him with stories. The stories include the tales of Aladdin and Sinbad the Sailor. Also called Thousand and One Nights.

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