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Ahmed, Prince

Noted for the tent given him by the fairy Pari-banou, which would cover a whole army, but might be carried in one's pocket; and for the apple of Samarcand, which would cure all diseases. —Arabian Nights, Prince Ahmed, etc.

This tent coincides in a marvellous manner with the Norse ship called Skidbladnir (q.v.). (See Solomon's Carpet.)

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