Uzbecks
Usbegs Us"begs, Usbeks Us"beks, n. pl. (Ethnol.) A Turkish tribe which about the close of the 15th century conquered, and settled in, that part of Asia now called Turkestan. [Written also {Uzbecks}, and {Uzbeks}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Usbegs — Us begs, Usbeks Us beks, n. pl. (Ethnol.) A Turkish tribe which about the close of the 15th century conquered, and settled in, that part of Asia now called Turkestan. [Written also {Uzbecks}, and {Uzbeks}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Usbeks — Usbegs Us begs, Usbeks Us beks, n. pl. (Ethnol.) A Turkish tribe which about the close of the 15th century conquered, and settled in, that part of Asia now called Turkestan. [Written also {Uzbecks}, and {Uzbeks}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uzbeks — Usbegs Us begs, Usbeks Us beks, n. pl. (Ethnol.) A Turkish tribe which about the close of the 15th century conquered, and settled in, that part of Asia now called Turkestan. [Written also {Uzbecks}, and {Uzbeks}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pacify —    to conquer    Literally, to bring peace to:     ... the unsettled areas where we are still engaged in pacifying the Taijacks, Uzbecks and Khokandians. (Fraser, 1973 the areas had long been settled by the nations named, but not by the Russian… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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