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DRAGOMAN. An interpreter employed in the east, and particularly at the Turkish court.
     2. The Act of Congress of August 26, 1842, c. 201, s. 8, declares that it shall not be lawful for the president of the United States to allow a dragoman at Constantinople, a salary of more than two thousand five hundred dollars.

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It appears not only in the murder of the prosecutor and a mysterious poisoning of the commune's remaining livestock, but in an unseen assassin in a monastery who stalks and murders the Dragoman (the guide who, wittingly or unwittingly, leads the hostages into Alexander's trap, a potential double agent).
Dragoman, whose name historically was a collective term used to describe the local guides leading Europeans through the Middle East, uses massive 9.
Dragoman tells the story from the perspective of Djata, an 11-year-old boy living in an Eastern European communist dictatorship.
My only comfort, a black dragoman, tribal scars on his face, until my parents returned from a performance of belly dancers and made the discovery that I had been bitten by an army of fire ants.
The driver, Mencken reports, is "a Soudanese Negro who had been a dragoman in Cairo and spoke very fair English.
A contribution to the study of the spiders (Araneae) in Chepun Mountain and Dragoman Swampland (NW Bulgaria).
Nonu and Cornelia Dragoman say they had a virtual relationship for three months before seeing each other.
SOUTH AMERICA Dragoman (01728861133) offers seven-and-a-half- week journey adventure from Quito to Santiago via Amazon Jungle, Chilean and Peruvian deserts, trekInca Trail to Machu Picchu,Lake Titicaca and Bolivia for total pounds 1,790,plus pounds 500 in kitty.
This intermediary, cicerone or dragoman, an ambiguous character in travel narrative, hated by the locals and suspicious to the traveler, is an essential facilitator who transfers notions and ideas from one culture to another.
Travelling with his dragoman (a Christian from Jerusalem) his English servant Joseph Finch, his Greek cook Dimitri, five Syrian muleteers and sometimes his wife too, Sykes relates the many adventures of this international group in a wonderfully observant narrative.
The 23-night adventure costs pounds 820 plus a kitty of pounds 228 for all local transport, accommodation and meals, but without flights, through Dragoman.
The departure from Cairo by the night train was marred by the action of our dragoman.