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Abudah

Abu′dah

A merchant of Bagdad, haunted every night by an old hag; he finds at last that the way to rid himself of this torment is to “fear God, and keep his commandments.” —Tales of the Genii.

“Like Abudah, he is always looking out for the Fury, and knows that the night will come with the inevitable hag with it.”

—Thackeray.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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