A مرتضیٰ murtaẓá, Agreeable; chosen, approved; a title of ʻAlī;
Barrack. From the Gaelic barrack, brushwood; hence barracha, a hut, or booth. The original barracks were huts made of the branches of trees.
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I SHALL be off to the Highlands this fall; but cuss 'em, they han't got no woods there; nuthin' but heather, and that's only high enough to tear your clothes. That's the reason the Scotch don't wear no breeches; they don't like to get 'em ragged up that way for everlastinly; they can't afford it; so they let 'em scratch and tear their skin, for that will grow agin, and trousers won't.--_Sam Slick._