Ali Baba


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A·li Ba·ba

 (ä′lē bä′bə, ăl′ē)
n.
A poor woodcutter in the Arabian Nights who gains entrance to the treasure cave of the 40 thieves by saying the magic words "Open, Sesame!"
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Ali Baba

(ˈælɪ ˈbɑːbə)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a poor woodcutter who discovers that the magic words "open sesame" will open the doors of the cave containing the treasure of the Forty Thieves
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A•li Ba•ba

(ˈɑ li ˈbɑ bɑ, ˈæl i ˈbæb ə)
n.
the poor woodcutter, hero of a tale in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, who uses the magic words “Open sesame” to open the door to the cave in which the Forty Thieves have hidden their treasure.
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`Why, it's Ali Baba.' Scrooge exclaimed in ecstasy.
He then endeavored to re-enter the marvellous grottos, but they had suddenly receded, and now the path became a labyrinth, and then the entrance vanished, and in vain did he tax his memory for the magic and mysterious word which opened the splendid caverns of Ali Baba to the Arabian fisherman.
one would think one was in the cave of Ali Baba. What is there in them?" he added, putting his lantern on one of the casks.
The fable with Goethe so affectingly relates under the title of "The Erl- King" was known two thousand years ago in Greece as "The Demos and the Infant Industry." One of the most general and ancient of these myths is that Arabian tale of "Ali Baba and the Forty Rockefellers."
ABBOTTABAD -- Describing ministerial staff as the backbone of the police force Hazara Deputy Inspector General of Police Muhammad Ali Baba Khail said that success of the police force is attached to the performance of the ministerial staff of all sections of the police force.
Abbottabad -- Ministerial Staff is the backbone of the police force says DIG Hazara Muhammad Ali Baba Khail while addressing first of its kind conference of police ministerial staff of Hazara Range at District Council Hall on Friday.
"If you are still poor at 35, it's your fault." - Jack Ma, co-founder, Ali Baba Group.
On the direction of FIA Director (Punjab zone-II) Dr Tariq Rustam Chohan, a team headed by Deputy Director Jamil Ahmad Khan Mayo conducted a raid on the New Ali Baba Tailors at Nishatabad, Faisalabad, and recovered stickers of Ali Baba Tailors.
FIA spokesman told reporter on Wednesday that one Mohammad Waseem manager of "Ali Baba Tailors" filed a complaint before FIA, contending that a tailor Mian Nasir Iqbal resident of SheikhuPura Road was running his tailoring shop "New Ali Baba Tailors" by using brand name of "Ali Baba Tailors" which is a sheer violation of copyright ordinance.
FIA spokesman told APP on Wednesday that one Muhammad Waseem manager of 'Ali Baba Tailors' filed a complaint before FIA, contending that a tailor Mian Nasir Iqbal resident of Sheikhupura Road was running his tailoring shop 'New Ali Baba Tailors' by using brand name of 'Ali Baba Tailors' which is a sheer violation of Copyright Ordinance.
The six artists include Aisha Abid Hussain, Ali Baba, Anushka Rustomji Musa, Ghulam Hussain, Hassan Shah Gilani and Noor Ali Chaghani.
Date: 17th and 18th January at 7:30pm 19th January 2019 at 2:30pm Location: The Ardhowen Theatre PS: Full Price - PS13.00 Concession - PS11.00 The Lakeland Players return with 'Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves'.