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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Houssain (Prince).
 
Brother of Prince Ahmed. He possessed a piece of carpet or tapestry of such wonderful power that anyone had only to sit upon it, and it would transport him in a moment to any place to which he desired to go.   1
        “If Prince Houssain’s flying tapestry or Astolpho’s hippogriff had been shown, he would have judged them by the ordinary rules, and preferred a well-hung chariot.”—Sir Walter Scott.
 


 Housel.Houyhnhnms (whin’hims). 

 
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