Turkis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Turkis (Min) Turquois.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • turkis To turn; alter.
    • n turkis Same as turquoise. Tennyson.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Turkis turk′is an older spelling of turquoise
    • Turkis Also Turk′ois
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Usage

In literature:

What is your Turkis?
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
There are also many turkies, as large as in Holland, but in some years less than in others.
"Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664" by Various
Every man gets ateen ounces of Turky on Thanksgivin.
"Dere Mable" by Edward Streeter
Secondly, the period of invasions and dynasties which are commonly called Turki (c. 1000-1526 A.D.).
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
There are but few birds, except canaries, quails, ordinary poultry, and turkies, which are numerous.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 11" by Robert Kerr
What is your Turkis?
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
Take a cold Turky, Capon or cold Veal.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
Paccaun trees were this day seen, and large quantities of deer and turkies on the banks.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Taking wild turkies, 256 91.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
Muzahim b. Khaqan al-Turki, 253-254 (867-868).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

The summer sun was setting, and the summer air was still,
The couple went a-walking in the shade of Summer Hill.
The wasteful sunset faded out in turkis-green and gold,
Ulysses pleaded softly, and . . . that bad Delilah told!
"Delilah" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

To reassure government officials there that Saudi national Homaidan al-Turki was treated fairly when he was convicted of sexually abusing an Indonesian nanny whom he had held captive in his home in Aurora.
Journal of a Palestinian Exile by Fawaz Turki Monthly Review Press, 188 pp.
Nicholas Jarecki's thriller set against the backdrop of high finance is produced by Saudi filmmaker Mohammed Al Turki.
The statement, which was carried on the official Saudi Press Agency, added that Sultan 's funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon in Riyadh at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque.
It's important to note that the energy proclamation by Prince Turki (a classmate of Bill Clinton's at Georgetown) needs to be taken in context.
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