Scheherazade(redirected from Scherezade)
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Scheherazade:see Thousand and One NightsThousand and One Nights
or Arabian Nights,
series of anonymous stories in Arabic, considered as an entity to be among the classics of world literature. The cohesive plot device concerns the efforts of Scheherezade, or Sheherazade, to keep her husband, King Shahryar (or
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escapes being put to death by telling stories for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
spins yams for Sultan for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
forestalls her execution with 1,001 tales. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
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