Afrasiab is a character from Firdowsi's great Persian epic, "Shahnama" (The Epic of Kings), written around 1000 AD.
Originally, "toilet" was the act of dressing and grooming oneself.
Edgar Allan Poe was fluent in several languages and had a very large vocabulary.
Many times he used a word because of the way it sounded.
Poe used some fairly obscure words that you may not be familiar with.
Because of this, I have created the following list of words and phrases.