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narghile

(när`gəlē'): see pipe smokingpipe smoking.
The habit of smoking various substances probably arose independently in different parts of the world. Herodotus in the 5th cent. B.C. describes the Scythians as inhaling the fumes of burning leaves until they were intoxicated.
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On a Thursday evening last summer, a smartly dressed crowd, most of them students, smoked apple-scented narghiles, or water pipes, their eyes glued to Syrian soap operas playing on big screens or make your way over to Saahat al-Hatab, the main square of Al-Jdeida and maybe the most pleasant section of town.
paragraph]) Also known as water pipes, hookahs, hubble-bubble, or narghiles.
It was the first time live music had been back since the war, and as the beers were poured and narghiles lit, an oud player finished tuning his instrument and began strumming.