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magic carpet

flew King Solomon and his court wherever he commanded the wind to take it. [Moslem Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 177]
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The images that passed over the bare walls seemed to be prehistoric drawings suddenly come alive, as in Werner Herzog's 3-D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)--a sign that flying carpets arouse a sense of spatial as well as historical vertigo.
Full of flying carpets, genies, love and battle, the "One Thousand and One Nights" exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris explores the roots of the folk tales and their powerful influence in the West.
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A talk scheduled to be delivered by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa was canceled after a student protest over her comment that Muslims shouldn't fly in airplanes but instead ride "flying carpets."
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University are using nanomaterials to grow 'flying carpets' and 'nano kites'.
School pupils entered the magical land of genies and flying carpets when they were entertained with the pantomime Aladdin.
Together, the pair come up with a plan to escape and reclaim the throne in the name of the rightful monarch - with a little help from flying carpets and a genie.
JPod is an island of cubicles at a big computer company where the novel's main characters are toiling away at a skateboard video game that their bosses seem intent on ruining--first the hapless geeks are forced to add a "hip and edgy" turtle character, and then a new regime of management wants to turn the whole thing into a fantasy adventure involving flying carpets and magical sprites.
According to Ben Sherira, Muslim rulers used to consider flying carpets as devil-inspired contraptions.
Kids aboard Disney Cruise Line ships can now treat their imaginations to flying carpets, magic lamps, and genies in the newest children's programming themed after the animated feature Disney's Aladdin.