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Sinbad

Having seen many countries, he was excessively fond of recounting his adventures, all of which had so strong a colouring of the ‘Arabian Nights,' that he might have been the original ‘Sinbad the Sailor.
–Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.

Ibrahimawa, the Bornu man, alias ‘Sinbad the Sailor,' the great traveller, amuses and bores me daily with his long and wonderful stories of his travels.
–Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.

There is no bitterness in this, no desire to offend; it is simply a business proposition by a business man who realizes that Baylor is a disgrace to the community, is playing Old Man of the Sea to Waco's Sinbad.
–William Cowper Brann in Brann The Iconoclast, vol 10.

He acquitted himself well as an administrator, but declared, no doubt honestly, that he felt like Sinbad released from the old man on his back, when, a year or two afterwards, he went out of office with his party.
–Edward Bulwer-Lytton in The Parisians, book 2.

I felt like Sinbad, the sailor, when, in wandering through the cavern in which he had been buried alive, he caught the first glimpse of the bright day.
–Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Pelham, vol 3.

He knows no more of Jack the Giant Killer or of Sinbad the Sailor than he knows of the people in the stars.
–Charles Dickens in Bleak House.

The truth is, a strange ship, if you will let her, always brings you precious freight, always arrives from Wonderland under the command of Captain Sinbad.
–William Dean Howells in Suburban Sketches.

This dignitary proved to be an old sailor, by the name of John Young; who, after being tossed about the seas like another Sinbad, had, by one of the whimsical freaks of fortune, been elevated to the government of a savage island.
–Washington Irving in Astoria.

In passing through these narrow paths I had an opportunity of observing the peculiarities of my ox ‘Sinbad'.
–David Livingstone in Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.

In addition to these mishaps, Sinbad went off at a plunging gallop, the bridle broke, and I came down backward on the crown of my head.
–David Livingstone in Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.
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