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Arabian Nights, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishArabian Nights, thethe Arabian NightsAˌrabian ˈNights, the (also the Thousand and One Nights)  a collection of Arabic stories from the 10th century, including aladdin, ali baba, and sinbad. The narrator (=the character who tells the story) is scheherazade, a young woman who prevents her cruel husband from killing her by amusing him with a different story every night for a thousand and one nights.
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