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Abyssinia

(ăb'ĭsĭn`ēyə): see EthiopiaEthiopia
, officially Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, republic (2005 est. pop. 73,053,000), 471,776 sq mi (1,221,900 sq km), NE Africa. It borders on Eritrea in the north, on Djibouti in the northeast, on Somalia in the east and southeast, on Kenya in the south, and on
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The first person the big black's eyes fell upon as he was hustled into the presence of the Abyssinian officer, was M.
True to their instincts of precaution, a number of Abyssinians, acting under orders from Abdul Mourak, advanced stealthily through the jungle toward the author of the call.
With this idea always uppermost in his mind, he courted the good opinion of the Abyssinians, asked them many questions about their emperor and their country, and evinced a growing desire to reach their destination, that he might enjoy all the good things which they assured him the city of Adis Abeba contained.
The bottom of the river was gravelly, there was no indication of crocodiles, those menaces to promiscuous bathing in the rivers of certain portions of the dark continent, and so the Abyssinians took advantage of the opportunity to perform long-deferred, and much needed, ablutions.
The arms and ammunition of the Abyssinians are greatly inferior to ours, yet they are tremendously effective against the ill-armed barbarians of Europe.
The Abyssinians themselves are a fine looking race of black men--tall, muscular, with fine teeth, and regular features, which incline distinctly toward Semitic mold--I refer to the full-blooded natives of Abyssinia.
These include the Abyssinian, American Shorthair, Maine Coon, Manx, Mixed Breed, Persian, Ragdoll, Russian Blue, Siamese, and Tonkinese.
Contributors to this book include Robert "Bobby" Moore, Abyssinian Carto, Brenda Do Harris, Robert Hill, Amiri Baraka, Leith Mullings, Issa G.
Members of the delegation have appreciated the ancient Merowe tic Civilization, referring to the similarity between the Sudanese and the Abyssinian Axum Civilization.
The fragrant Abyssinian Gladioli (Acidanthera bicolor murielae) originates from eastern Africa and produces up to half a dozen large distinctive star-shaped flowers.
Warren and his colleagues first compiled the genome of a female Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon as a reference to compare with DNA of multiple cats and other species.
Meanwhile, just out of interest, if you're partial to a pint in Yates' Wine Lodge - the building on the right - it has been home, at various times over the last century, to Wenger's department store and, earlier still, the Abyssinian Gold Jewellery Company Ltd.