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Asker  n.  (Zool.) An ask; a water newt. (Local Eng.)

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"Asker" Quotes from Famous Books

... approximately towards Saxo's birth-year. His grandfather, if he fought for Waldemar, who began to reign in 1157, can hardly have been born before 1100, nor can Saxo himself have been born before 1145 or 1150. But he was undoubtedly born before 1158, since he speaks of the death of Bishop Asker, which took place in that year, as occurring "in our time". His life therefore covers and overlaps the last half ...
— The Danish History, Books I-IX • Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")

... mean "royal," a superior growth. The same story makes mention (vol. i. 94) of Kalandars or religious mendicants, a term popularly corrupted, even in writing, to Karandal.[FN179] Here again "Kalandar" may be due only to the scribes as the Bresl. Edit. reads Sa'aluk asker, beggar. The Khan al-Masrur in the Nazarene Broker's story (i. 265) was a ruin during the early ninth century A.H. A.D. 1420; but the Bab Zuwaylah (i. 269) dates from A.D. 1087. In the same tale occurs the Darb al-Munkari ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Asker" :   interrogator, ask, headcounter, inquisitor, speaker, poll taker, interviewer, utterer, canvasser, cross-examiner, pollster, inquirer, quizzer

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