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  • n  an interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government)

  • Soon, Buchwald set himself up as the laughing dragoman to American celebrities.
  • What dismayed Editor Morrison and other members of his cruise was that the worst charlatanry was exhibited not by dragoman guides but by Greek and Roman priests, in charge of .
  • Some men did manage to get into the boats, notably Henry Sleeper Harper, of the publishing family, who took along an Egyptian dragoman and his Pekingese named Sun Yatsen.

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