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Houssain

(Prince). Brother of Prince Ahmed. He possessed a piece of carpet or tapestry of such wonderful power that anyone had only to sit upon it, end it would transport him in a moment to any place to which he desired to go.

“If Prince Houssain's flying tapestry or Astolpho's hippogriff had been shown, he would have judged them by the ordinary rules, and preferred a well-hung chariot.” —Sir Walter Scott.

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