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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sela’ma or Sele’meh.
The headland of the Persian Gulf, commonly called Cape Musseldom. The Indians throw cocoanuts, fruits, and flowers into the sea when they pass this cape, to secure a propitious voyage. (Morier.)   1
“Breezes from the Indian sea
Blow round Selama’s sainted cape.”
Moore: Five Worshippers.


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