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Abyssinia

(ăb'ĭsĭn`ēyə): see EthiopiaEthiopia
, officially Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, republic (2015 est. pop. 99,873,000), 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.
In the new year, while the League were still investigating whether oil sanctions might work, the Italians stepped up their campaign, mindful of their dwindling oil reserves (they had only three months' supply in hand) and the onset of the five-month Abyssinian rainy season in April.
His notes on the country's armed struggles are reminiscent of those of modern Somalia if, again, written for a Victorian audience: "They are extremely bigoted, especially against Christians, the effect of their Abyssinian wars, and are fond of Jihading with the Gallas, over whom they boast many a victory."
The good folks of one of America's premiere churches have at last consented to share their collective culinary wisdom and storied food history in Food for the Soul: Recipes and Stories From the Congregation of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church.
This is the first documented biography of George Bridgetower (1778-1860), a violinist and composer of color (born of a Polish mother and a West Indies Abyssinian father) who performed in the Royal Courts of Europe.
Moses Isegawa, The Abyssinian Chronicles (Knopf, 2000)
Breeds are listed alphabetically beginning with Abyssinian, progressing through American Shorthair and American Wirehair, Burmese, Chartruex, Havana Brown and Tonkinese.