seraskier


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seraskier

(ˌsɛræˈskiːə)
n
the Turkish military commander-in-chief
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Hafiz Pacha and the cadi of the army exhausted all the arts of persuasion to induce their prisoner to give them information respecting the movements and resources of the Koords; and the seraskier even went so far as to promise, that, if he replied frankly to his questions, he would make him colonel of one of his regiments.
"You do not answer," said Hafiz Pasha : "do you not hear me?" The Koord raised his head, and, looking sternly round on his foes, said calmly, to God be thanked, my ears are not closed; but my tongue is dumb to your questions." "What torture more severe, can we think of to make the fellow speak?" said the cadi, to the seraskier.