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houri

(ho͞o`rē, hou`–) [Arab.,=black-eyed], one of the beautiful maidens said by some Muslims to dwell in paradise for the enjoyment of the faithful. The passages in the Qur'an detailing the physical delights of heaven are considered by many Muslim critics as allegorical.

houri

(in Muslim belief) any of the nymphs of Paradise
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People cannot live over there -- it's not habitable," said Hoor, a 38-year-old Encino resident.
7th race: La Hoor (Marco Monteriso) 1, Al Majd 2, Tuyoorna 3, Hab Reeh 4.
In Valhalla, there were bloodied men, with names like Thor and Hoor and Hermoor.
As the importance of film as a medium for artistic expression continues to grow, it is critical that artists are able to find support at all stages in the process from the early research and development of an idea through to the realisation and release of the final work to an audience," stated President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi.
The students who were given rolls of honour in annual SSC Part-II annual examination 2011 included Amara Hoor, Asma, Fatima Ghulam, Fatima Razzaq, Faryal Zahid, Fozia Tahir, Kashaf Najeeb, Maria Farooq, Huma, Muteeba Fayyaz, Sumaica Asad, Nadia Abdul Kareem, Sana Saleem, Ghina Haroon, Zimara Afzal, Meshal Pervez, Sughra, Abdul Aziz, Ahmad Hazrat Gul, Muhammad Jawad, Talal Mehfooz, Hamza, Muhammad Umar Jamil, Muhammad Waleed and Faisal Muhammad Amin.
Hoor beauty soap became a nuisance with its below average lyrics and annoying music.
It has been a great pleasure to work again with Basma Alsharif and to help her realise this new installation through our Artist Residency Programme," remarked Sharjah Art Foundation president Hoor Al-Qasimi.
Think of your hoor [virgins] that are awaiting you as well as meeting the prophets," it says.
I are not a Boertjie, hoor jy, but at that moment a whole lot of very short, useful three and four letter Afrikaans words jumped into my mind, and I had a moment when I needed to work really hard to stop them from running out of my mouth.
Toe hy hoor hoe maklik die wondervegters van die vaderland die Nanking ingeneem het, het hy in die straat afgehardloop en 'n vlag met die opkomende son soos 'n gloeiende vuurbal daarop, hoog bo sy kop geswaai terwyl hy uit voile bors juig: "Banzai
I thought he was a thundering hoor [rogue] at one stage," said Meade with his characteristic honesty.
The Nordic Institute for Missiology and Ecumenism (NIME) will hold an international doctoral training course with the theme "Challenging Mission Studies, Crossing Borders in Academia" at the [Angstrom]kersberg Conference Centre, Hoor, Sweden, May 24-27, 2011.