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Bennaskar

A wealthy merchant and magician of Delhi, in Ridlay's Tales of the Genii.

“Like the jeweller of Delhi, in the house of the magician Bennaskar, I at length reached a vaulted room dedicated to secrecy and silence.” —Sir W. Scott.

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