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Bin- \Bin-\ A euphonic form of the prefix Bi-.

Usage examples of "bin-".

His master, bin-Tulun, was no Arab by blood, but a Turk from the central steppe lands of Asia.

A bare fortnight later, Ma'mun bin-Khaldun, commander of the faithful on the new-conquered island of Mallorca, could only watch grimly from the shore as the Byzantine fleet brushed aside the attempts at interception by his own always-manned inshore squadron, and then cruised slowly along the ranks of his massed invasion fleet, moored a hundred feet offshore, pouring out their Iblis-flame.

And there was no doubt that Abu'l Qasim Abbas bin-Firnas was the glory of Cordova for his learning and his many experiments.

Where have they such a man as bin-Firnas"—he stretched a hand to his listening pupil—"and yet now they come on our shores with weapons we cannot match.

Take with you the pupil of bin-Firnas, to report on whatever mechanic arts the savages have been able to learn.

And by doing so he had sent Ghaniya with his guards and his companions, and his adviser the pupil of bin-Firnas, on this terrible expedition into the land of everlasting wind and cold.

Shef had expected, given the importance of his mission, to be shown to the great bin-Firnas, the flying man, at once.

Back in the bright daylight, Shef could see that bin-Firnas was flanked by aides and servants, among them the young man Mu'atiyah who had come on the embassy to the North and the ever-present factotum Suleiman.

Instead bin-Firnas hobbled two paces to the winch, produced a knife, laid edge to cord.

When the boy survived he himself, bin-Firnas, risked the attempt He says he learned three things.

A far cry from bin-Firnas, I saw his kite fly like a bird with a stout boy in its beak.

Shef had made certain large quantities of the poles and cloth that bin-Firnas used for his devices had been taken with them.

He was quite happy now to let the men amuse themselves, see if they could at least reach the standard bin-Firnas had demonstrated to them, learn the skills they would need when the time came to improve.

One thing bin-Firnas had not realized, with the curious playful reluctance to push a theory to its limits which Shef had already noted as characteristic of this culture: experimenting with manned flight, or boyed flight, would be a good deal safer over a calm sea than a rocky ravine.

Hama and Trimma were the line-handlers, Godrich and Balla cut and stitched the precious kite-cloth given by bin-Firnas.