in the Arabian Nights' Tales, obtains a magic lamp, and
a has splendid palace built by the genius of the lamp. He marries the
daughter of the sultan of China, loses his lamp, and his palace is
transported to Africa. Sir Walter Scott says, somewhat incorrectly—
The palace did not vanish into air, but was transported to another
“Vanished into air like the palace of Aladdin.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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