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MESHREBIYA (drinking places)

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 178 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MESHREBIYA (drinking places), the Arabic term given to the projecting oriel windows in Cairo, enclosed with lattice-work, through which a good view of the street can be obtained by the occupants without being seen; the term was derived from the small semicircular bows, in which porous water-bottles are placed to cool by evaporation in the air.
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