Stamboul


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Noun1.Stamboul - the largest city and former capital of TurkeyStamboul - the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Bosporus Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Bosporus at Istanbul
Hagia Sofia, Hagia Sophia, Santa Sofia, Santa Sophia - a 6th century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul; built as a Christian church, converted to a mosque in 1453, and made into a museum in the middle of the 20th century
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Chalcedon, Kadikoy - a former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul); site of the Council of Chalcedon
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Galata and Pera are on one side of the Bosporus, and the Golden Horn; Stamboul
Who would pay any attention to attractions like his among the rare monsters that throng the bridges of the Golden Horn and display their deformities in the gutters of Stamboul? O, wretched impostor!
In Stamboul was a man with a prodigious head, an uncommonly long body, legs eight inches long and feet like snow-shoes.
We went to the great Bazaar in Stamboul, of course, and I shall not describe it further than to say it is a monstrous hive of little shops-- thousands, I should say--all under one roof, and cut up into innumerable little blocks by narrow streets which are arched overhead.
The place is crowded with people all the time, and as the gay-colored Eastern fabrics are lavishly displayed before every shop, the great Bazaar of Stamboul is one of the sights that are worth seeing.
Even Stamboul, it is said, shall have an end, and the most unlucky blunders must come to a conclusion.
His rounds took him into low-roofed cottages in which were fishing tackle and sails and here and there mementoes of deep-sea travelling, a lacquer box from Japan, spears and oars from Melanesia, or daggers from the bazaars of Stamboul; there was an air of romance in the stuffy little rooms, and the salt of the sea gave them a bitter freshness.
If you have a fancy for anything in that line, away with you, sir, to the bazaars of Stamboul without delay, and lay out in extensive slave-purchases some of that spare cash you seem at a loss to spend satisfactorily here."
'Istanbul' is just the Turkish pronunciation of the old Greek popular name for the city, 'Stamboul'.
Publications de l'lnstitut historique-archeologique neerlandais de Stamboul, vol.
Firstly, Franco's regime imposed categorical prohibitions on his books in the i940s, when publishers were striving to introduce to the Spanish reader The Man Within (1929), Rumour at Nightfall (1931), Stamboul Train (1932) and It's a Battlefield (1934).
Komedie Stamboul was very popular, and attracted a wide array of audiences; as such it challenged social and racial barriers.