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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CALIPH

The Caliph, who knew his merit, had entire confidence in him.

The first clock that ever measured time was made for the Caliph of Bagdad.

You, good reader, are the Caliph,—the mock magician is myself.

Saddle my horse—not the black I rode yesterday—the fresh one, Caliph.

He became the astronomer and physician of the Caliph Motadhid.

I went immediately to wait upon the caliph, and gave him an account of my embassy.

The sultan and the caliph are still hovering on the borders of the province.'

The Caliph repaired to his cabinet, where his secretaries were occupied in writing.

These were in turn offered to the Caliph and the Sultana by their surrounding attendants.

Walk the bazaar of Bagdad, and you will find my name more potent than the Caliph's.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French caliphe (12c., also algalife), from Medieval Latin califa, from Arabic khalifa "successor," originally Abu-Bakr, who succeeded Muhammad in the role of leader of the faithful after the prophet's death.

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