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Old 15-06-2014, 03:44 PM   #237
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Wink Ooo I could Crush a Sultana


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Sultan is a noble title with several historical meanings.. Originally, it was an Arabic language abstract noun meaning "strength", "authority", "rulership" derived from the verbal noun سلطة sulṭah, meaning "authority" or "power". Later, it came to be used as the title of certain rulers who claimed almost full sovereignty in practical terms (i.e., the lack of dependence on any higher ruler), without claiming the overall caliphate, or to refer to a powerful governor of a province within the caliphate..A feminine form, used by Westerners, is sultana or sultanah; though the very styling misconstrues the roles of wives of sultans. In a similar usage, the wife of a German Field-Marshal might be styled Feldmarschallin (in French, similar constructions of the type madame la maréchale are quite common)..The rare female leaders in Muslim history are correctly known as "sultanas"..However, in the Sultanate of Sulu, the wife of the sultan is styled as the "panguian"..Sultanah is a village in Al Madinah Province, in western Saudi Arabia..The Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states, decisively defeated the main fleet of the Ottoman Empire in five hours of fighting on the northern edge of the Gulf of Corinth, off western Greece. The Ottoman forces sailing westwards from their naval station in Lepanto (Turkish: İnebahtı; Greek: Ναύπακτος or Έπαχτος Naupaktos or Épahtos) met the Holy League forces, which had come from Messina, Sicily, where they had previously gathered..Swinging can take place in a number of contexts, ranging from spontaneous sexual activity involving partner swapping at an informal gathering of friends to planned regular social meetings to "hooking up" with like-minded people at a swingers' club...

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The sultana raisin was traditionally imported to the English-speaking world from the Ottoman Empire. Turkey and Australia are major producers..The sultana grape's American name, Thompson Seedless, refers to William Thompson, a viticulturist who was an early grower in California and is sometimes credited with introducing the variety..According to the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, the 2 names are synonymous..The purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Rallidae.. Virtually all of California raisin production (approximately 97% in 2000) and roughly one-3rd of California's total grape area is of this variety, making it the single most widely planted variety..In some jurisdictions, seedless dried grapes are classified as Sultana and Thompson raisins according to the drying method used. Sultanas are steeped in a solution of water, potassium carbonate and vegetable oil in order to hasten the drying process.. Thompson raisins are not treated with this solution but are dried naturally, and thus require more drying time than sultanas. Because of this,Thompsons are a darker colour than Sultanas..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultana
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...=233135&page=2Gasim's time has come, Lawrence.. It is written..You will not be at Aqaba, English! Go back, blasphemer... but you will not be at Aqaba!..I shall be at Aqaba..That, IS written.. In here... http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=477

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