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Mahmoud of Ghizni

the conqueror of India in the 11th century, kept 400 greyhounds and bloodhounds, each of which wore a jewelled collar taken from the necks of captive sultanas.

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