Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large coasting-vessel of the Red Sea.
“I now learned by a _jelba_, that Sir Henry Middleton had gone to”
“For the provision that should have been sent in the _jelba_, it was my fault it was not sent, in that I did not urge it to the aga.”
“The 27th April we descried a sail plying to the eastwards, between us and the shore, which, being detained by the pinnace, proved to be a jelba belonging to _Shaher_, bound homewards with grain and other commodities, among which was some opium, and having several pilgrims from Mecca, as passengers on their way home.”
“The captain said, that the reason why the governor had not mentioned it was, that there was a _jelba_ in the port bound for Mecca, and ready to depart, and that the governor was unwilling it should be known the pacha had granted us free trade, lest on its coming to the ears of the sharif of Mecca, he might write to the”
“After your departure to-morrow, as I desire you to see performed, I will go in hand with the lading of the goods in the jelba, which shall not be above three days absent from you.”
“_jelba_ or two, coming over with provisions from the Abyssinian side, so that we durst hardly venture our skiff and gang on shore.”
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