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Saracen

1. History a member of one of the nomadic Arabic tribes, esp of the Syrian desert, that harassed the borders of the Roman Empire in that region
2. 
a. a Muslim, esp one who opposed the crusades
b. (in later use) any Arab
3. of or relating to Arabs of either of these periods, regions, or types
4. designating, characterizing, or relating to Muslim art or architecture
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The mother eagle guarding her nest is more than enough, and if there is a hint of Saracenic splendor it is in the crescent moon above her head.
60) As well as his Europa rediviva (1814), Poems on Various Subjects (1815), which saw a fourth edition in 1837, and a verse play, Hannibal in Bithynia (1839), Murray published several of the architectural works which made his reputation, including An Architectural Tour in Normandy (1836), The Normans in Sicily (1838), and Saracenic and Norman Remains (1840).
Although Chisholm's Indo Saracenic design won the initial competition, it was later shelved in favor of a Gothic design by Stevens after the city's enthusiastic reception of the newly completed VT elevated him to the level of celebrity architect.
The construction of the museum is based on the Indo Saracenic style of architecture and was successfully completed in 1923.
Turn inland and an examination of the local architecture, the lintels of old farmhouses and the design and decoration of the churches shows evidence of influences, not just from the Basque country further south and hence from Spain but from the Saracenic decoration in the Holy Land.
Through its creation of Saracenic shadows, this mode of illumination fractures the light in the room and casts Arab figures on its surfaces.
Your eyes are like fantastic moons that shiver in some stagnant lake Your tongue is like a scarlet snake that dances to fantastic tunes, Your pulse makes poisonous melodies, and your black throat is like the hole Left by some torch or burning coal on Saracenic tapestries.
But unlike the houses of Bedford Park that evoke the reign of Queen Anne, the houses of Morris' utopia are truly eclectic because they "embrace the best qualities of the Gothic of northern Europe with those of the Saracenic and Byzantine, though there was no copying of any one of these styles" (26).