saracen

Part of speech: adjective

Saracenic.

Part of speech: noun

Anciently a nomad Arab; hence, one of the Moslem enemies of the medieval Christians.

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Usage examples "saracen":

  1. Eighteen pitched battles fought I in the Saracen land, and in every one was a victor- never, at home or abroad, have I known shame and defeat. - "Harold, Book 10. The Last Of The Saxon Kings", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. The door was thrown open by an old Italian servant, who had the profile of a captive Saracen king. - "The Guests Of Hercules", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  3. The Saracen cavalry, terror- stricken at sight of them, dispersed in all directions. - "The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book", Constance Cary Harrison.