Chibouk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chibouk A Turkish pipe, usually with a mouthpiece of amber, a stem, four or five feet long and not pliant, of some valuable wood, and a bowl of baked clay.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chibouk A Turkish pipe having a stiff stem 4 or 5 feet long, usually wound with silk or other thread, which is sometimes wet to cool the smoke by evaporation. The mouthpiece is usually of amber, but sometimes of glass; the bowl usually of baked clay, narrow at the bottom and wide at the top, like the flower of the morning-glory. It is customary in smoking to rest the bowl upon a small tray of wood or brass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chibouk chi-book′ a long straight-stemmed Turkish pipe for smoking.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chibouque, fr. Turk
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Turk.

Usage

In literature:

My uncle, lounging in the corner of a small couch, smoked his long Turkish chibouk in silence.
"A Personal Record" by Joseph Conrad
My uncle, lounging in the corner of a small couch, smoked his long Turkish chibouk in silence.
"Some Reminiscences" by Joseph Conrad
She remembered seeing somewhere a picture of some Sultan of the East reclining on a divan and smoking a chibouk.
"A Spirit in Prison" by Robert Hichens
Out of his back, somewhere, apparently, the long stem of a chibouk projected, and reached far above his right shoulder.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Picturesque Arabs sat upon the ground, in groups, and solemnly smoked their long-stemmed chibouks.
"The Innocents Abroad, Part 6 of 6" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
We never smoke at our club, though some of us go, at times, to the divan to try a chibouk.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
Redbeard, as Lancey called him, mentally, reclined on a couch and smoked a chibouk.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
We had a good Arab dinner, with the national kouskous, followed by a chibouk.
"Notes in North Africa" by W. G. Windham
In order to watch the passers-by through the window, she had a hat of waxed leather; she smoked chibouks; she sang Tyrolese airs.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
Chibouks, coffee, hot baths, and as many wives as they please.
"Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)" by John Lloyd Stephens
Chibouks brought which reached to the floor.
"Julia Ward Howe" by Laura E. Richards
Mr. John Howe sat comfortably in his easy-chair, smoking his chibouk.
"Rose Clark" by Fanny Fern
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