1. (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire
  2. (historically) a Muslim who opposed the Crusades
  3. (when used broadly) any Arab
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How To Use Saracen In A Sentence

  • Wet meadows between rock outcrops include grasses, sedges, mosses, pitcher plant Saracenia purpurea, sundew Drosera sp. and purple fringed orchid Habenaria psycodes. Gros Morne National Park, Canada
  • The sword wheeled and fell, and lo! the shield of the Saracen was severed in two. The Brethren
  • Saracens are an interesting counterpoint too. Times, Sunday Times
  • Roland becomes the commander of the rearguard, appointed to the post at the instance of the traitor Ganelon, who is in league with the Saracen king Marsile.
  • This building is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, a British Imperial hybrid.
  • Those five chapters were the start of her children's debut Fly By Night, a rumbustiously imagined rollick through the adventures of the black-eyed orphan Mosca Mye and her pugilistic goose Saracen. Frances Hardinge: a bucketful of whimsy
  • Nicephorus and Leo, triumphed over the Saracens, the hours which the emperor owed to his people were consumed in strenuous idleness. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • For eighteen long months had he plied the oars on board of a Saracen galley, while Sir Franz, who was overweak for such toil, served as keeper of slaves on the benches, himself with chains on his feet. Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works
  • Acre, acca, anciently Ptolemais, in Syria, was taken by the Saracens in The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 05 Central and Southern Europe
  • The first had been during an attack by the Saracens in the Middle Ages and the second during an earthquake.
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