[ US /æbˈsɪˌniən/ ]
  1. a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat
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  • Her virtues notwithstanding, the Abyssinian is usually of a spiteful, revengeful disposition, and when she flies into a temper goes beyond the limits not only of moderation but of decency. Memoirs of an Arabian Princess
  • He had to resign over his apparent condonation of Mussolini's conquests in the Abyssinian War.
  • Plumage characters suggest that the Abyssinian catbird is a babbler whose nearest relative may be the bush blackcap, Lioptilus nigricapillus, found in the thickets and forests of eastern South Africa. Mystery bird: Ethiopian catbird, Parophasma galinieri
  • An unexpected member of a litter in 1964, the Ocicat was the result of the crossing of a ruddy coated Abyssinian with a seal point Siamese.
  • 20 This great oath suggests the litholatry of the Arabs, derived from the Abyssinian and Galla First footsteps in East Africa
  • Moreover, he presented to him three hundred male white slaves and the like number of concubines, in loveliness like moons, and three hundred Abyssinian577 slave-girls, beside five hundred mules laden with treasure and sheep and oxen and buffaloes and bulls and other cattle beyond count; and he commanded all his Wazirs and Emirs and Grandees and Notables and The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Koreish, compelled the Abyssinians to a disgraceful retreat: their discomfiture has been adorned with a miraculous flight of birds, who showered down stones on the heads of the infidels; and the deliverance was long commemorated by the aera of the elephant. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • There are three universally recognized species of wolves in the world: the gray wolf (Canis lupus), the red wolf (Canis rufus) and the Ethiopian (or Abyssinian) wolf, (Canis simensis).
  • “Sir Robert wishes your presence to be known to as few people as poss ible, especially the enem — that is, our Abyssinian friends. Flashman on the March
  • The Rev. Calvin Butts, the highprofile minister of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, has mounted a crusade against the more feral strains of the music; last summer he held a rally at which he ran a steamroller over offending tapes and CDs. Criminal Records
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