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ishmaelite


ishmaelite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ishmaelite  \Ish"ma*el*ite\,  n. 
  1.  A  descendant  of  Ishmael  (the  son  of  Abraham  and  Hagar),  of 
  whom  it  was  said  ``His  hand  will  be  against  every  man, 
  and  every  man's  hand  against  him.''  --Gen.  xvi.  12. 
 
  2.  One  at  enmity  with  society;  a  wanderer;  a  vagabond;  an 
  outcast.  --Thackeray. 
 
  3.  See  {Ismaelian}.