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(ˈspɑːhiː; ˈspɑːiː) or


n, pl -his or -hees
1. (Historical Terms) (formerly) an irregular cavalryman in the Turkish armed forces
2. (Historical Terms) a member of a body of native Algerian cavalrymen in the French armed forces: disbanded after Algerian independence
[C16: from Old French, from Turkish sipahi, from Persian sipāhī soldier; see sepoy]


or spa•hee

(ˈspɑ hi)

n., pl. -his or -hees. (formerly)
1. one of a body of Algerian cavalry in French service.
2. a cavalryman in the Turkish army.
[1555–65; < Middle French < Turkish sipahi < Persian sipāhīr]
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Hobnail, the reformer; and Reverend Jul Bat, who has converted the whole torrid zone in his Sunday school; and Signor Torre del Greco, who extinguished Vesuvius by pouring into it the Bay of Naples; Spahi, the Persian ambassador; and Tul Wil Shan, the exiled nabob of Nepaul, whose saddle is the new moon.
Until now, the project has covered 21 important buildings in the city, including the Jesuit cultural centre, the Swedish Institute, Spahi Villa, and many others.
The Muslim soldiers of Sir John Bagot Glubb's Arab Legion and France's Tirailleur, Goumier and Spahi regiments fought loyally against the Axis in the Middle East, North Africa, Italy and Western Europe.
Elle parcourt le Sud algerien, adopte la religion musulmane, se marie avec un spahi musulman et partage la vie des Bedouins avant de mourir a 27 ans dans la crue d'un oued.
The son of former jump jockey Russ Garritty is not even a teenager yet but he earned praise for conjuring victory out of this tricky customer and Spahi last week.
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However, the instructional design of didactic simulations has been one of the most complex activities in educational computing (Rieber, Smith, Al-Ghafry, Strickland, Chu & Spahi, 1996).
After the success of Le Mariage de Loti, French readers re-discovered Aziyade and gave an enthusiastic reception to his subsequent novels: Roman d'un Spahi (1881), Mon Frere Yves (1883), Pecheur d'Islande (1886), Madame Chrysantheme (1887), Matelot (1892) and Ramuntcho (1897).
Before that, he published his first three novels, Aziyade, The Marriage of Loti, and The Story of a Spahi, anonymously.
One day, we take a step back and realise the beauty of it," said Hamid Spahi, architect, artist and mosaic instructor.
Tudhope does the trick Riding honours went to Danny Tudhope for persuading the tricky Spahi, trained by David O'Meara, to put his best foot forward in the 1m4f handicap.