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So the Djinn set to work and got the city ready in a night, sculpture and all.

"Arguing with Fra Tomasso is like trying wrestle a djinn," Daoud said.

The djinn was in for a lifer, and was immortal; so thought Challis to himself.

The djinn had been at once a triumph and a sad mistake of nature.

Anyway, there sure as hell weren't any djinn on Earth today.

For bait, he must have used alcohol, too, since it was the Achilles heel of the djinn.

He is the slave of the djinn whom he has called from the unclean deeps.

He declared that a djinn who lived there specialized in helping old scoundrels to scribble.

The parent has to play the part of Aladdin's djinn; and many a parent has sunk beneath the burden of this service.

They are as the sands of the erg, and they have the weapons of the djinn, as each man knows.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, djen, from Arabic jinn, collective plural, "demons, spirits, angels." The proper singular is jinni. Cf. genie.

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