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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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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.
Even Stamboul, it is said, shall have an end, and the most unlucky blunders must come to a conclusion.
The truly gifted flourish only in the by-ways of Pera and Stamboul.
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.
Savory in Stamboul Train (1932) and, according to Sherry (439-40), did so again in BR as the "well-known popular author" who "displayed his plump too famous face in the window of the Royal Albion [Hotel], staring out to sea" (153).
Ces dernieres sont constituees d'une gandoura travaillee avec du fil d'or, d'une chechia stamboul grenat tranchant avec le reste de la tenue et de babouches blanches.
Publications de l'Institut historique-archeologique neerlandais de Stamboul, vol.
A Summer Ramble in Syria, with a Tartar Trip from Aleppo to Stamboul, London: R.