harem, the

harem, the

besieged, the starving Janissaries cut off and eat a buttock from each woman, including Cunegonde, beloved of Candide. [Fr. Lit.: Voltaire Candide]
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2) As a result of the confusion of the zenana with the harem, the zenana did not evoke ideas about family in Western minds.
Her latest album, Harem, the inspiration for "Harem World Tour 2004," has topped numerous Billboard charts including Classical Crossover and Dance.
NEW YORK -- NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- This is Harem, the latest recording from Sarah Brightman whose soaring soprano voice has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.