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Sheik

(Arabic, elder). A title of respect equal to the Italian signore, the French sicur, Spanish senor, etc. There are seven sheiks in the East, all said to be direct descendants of Mahomet, and they all reside at Mecca.

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