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Damascus

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Damascus \Damascus\ prop. n. (Geography) The capital city of Syria. Population (2000) = 1,549,932. [PJC]

{Damascus blade}, a sword or scimiter, made chiefly at Damascus, having a variegated appearance of watering, and proverbial for excellence.

{Damascus iron}, or {Damascus twist}, metal formed of thin bars or wires of iron and steel elaborately twisted and welded together; used for making gun barrels, etc., of high quality, in which the surface, when polished and acted upon by acid, has a damask appearance.

{Damascus steel}. See {Damask steel}, under {Damask}, adjective

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Damascus

noun

1: an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus [syn: {Dimash}, {Damascus}, {capital of Syria}]


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