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Janizary

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Jánizary. n.s. [A Turkish word.] One of the guards of the Turkish king.

His grand visier, presuming to invest
The chief imperial city of the West,
With the first charge compel'd in haste to rise;
The standards lost, and janizaries slain,
Render the hopes he gave his master vain.
Waller.

Sources: Waller, Edmund (63)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Janizary." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3635.


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