There I saw and observed how the opportunity of capturing the whole Turkish
fleet in harbour was lost; for all the marines and janizzaries that belonged to it made sure that they were about to be attacked inside the very harbour, and had their kits and pasamaques, or shoes, ready to flee at once on shore without waiting to be assailed, in so great fear did they stand of our fleet.
He was roused by Mr Fledgeby's appearing erect at the foot of the bed, in Turkish
slippers, rose-coloured Turkish
trousers (got cheap from somebody who had cheated some other somebody out of them), and a gown and cap to correspond.
I had come ashore with only two pieces of money, both about the same size, but differing largely in value--one was a French gold piece worth four dollars, the other a Turkish
coin worth two cents and a half.
Crowding the narrow streets in front of them are beggars, who beg forever, yet never collect any thing; and wonderful cripples, distorted out of all semblance of humanity, almost; vagabonds driving laden asses; porters carrying dry-goods boxes as large as cottages on their backs; peddlers of grapes, hot corn, pumpkin seeds, and a hundred other things, yelling like fiends; and sleeping happily, comfortably, serenely, among the hurrying feet, are the famed dogs of Constantinople; drifting noiselessly about are squads of Turkish
women, draped from chin to feet in flowing robes, and with snowy veils bound about their heads, that disclose only the eyes and a vague, shadowy notion of their features.
He was a Turkish
merchant and had inhabited Paris for many years, when, for some reason which I could not learn, he became obnoxious to the government.
And some three centuries ago, an English traveller in old Harris's Voyages, speaks of a Turkish
Mosque built in honor of Jonah, in which mosque was a miraculous lamp that burnt without any oil.
Having received an ultimatum from Austria, the Turkish
Papoosh Pasha, the Turkish
Ambassador (attended by Kibob Bey, dragoman of the mission), the Marquess of Steyne, Earl of Southdown, Sir Pitt and Lady Jane Crawley, Mr.
The four first were the more fortunate, who though they were detained some time by the Turkish
bassa, were dismissed at the request of the emperor, who sent him a zebra, or wild ass, a creature of large size and admirable beauty.
Maybe it is set up by the Sultan's orders for the impaling of a horde of Turkish
robbers, one by one.
They were armed with crooked sabres, having the hilt and baldric inlaid with gold, and matched with Turkish
daggers of yet more costly workmanship.
Kutuzov walked through the ranks, sometimes stopping to say a few friendly words to officers he had known in the Turkish
war, sometimes also to the soldiers.