[Region of the Sun ]. A province of Persia, anciently
The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.
Mokanna, a prophet chief, who, being terribly deformed, wore a veil
under pretence of shading the dazzling light of his countenance.
“Terror seized her lest the love-light which encircled him should
fade away, and leave him like the veiled prophet of Khorassan, a
sinstained thing of clay” —Lady Hardy: A Casual Acquaintance.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894