Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A train of loaded camels; a caravan. Also caffila, cafilah, kafilah.
- n. Alternative form of cafila.
“The inhabitants, astonished at the size of the "kafila," fled in terror at its approach.”
“ That weekend Abu Arif went with me to the marketplace and I bought a kafila for my mother, soft and embroidered white on white.”
“We reached Kosseir about half-past five, warmly welcomed by Don Quixote, who gave us coffee while awaiting our _kafila_, which was, to our surprise and delight, only half an hour behind us, not having been fighting with the sand.”
“Our own camels were very near the strange _kafila_, and that party was terribly frightened.”
“I rode fast to the head of the _kafila_ to see what was happening, my husband still going back with about six camels, the others going on, they said, to Bir Baokban.”
“The sultan told us that not even he could prevent us going along the _kafila_ path, but we should not be admitted into any villages and should probably be denied water.”
“I had to rush down when I saw our _kafila_ coming and mount, to keep in front.”
“Though we could easily go by the _kafila_ road, leaving the town of Siwoun two miles on one side, the sultan deemed it wiser for us not to attempt it, as brawls might arise, the two tribes being at war; so we then decided to mount on to the akaba, pass the inhospitable Siwoun and Terim, and reach the friendly Tamimi tribe.”
“Our _kafila_ came up, and I rode to my husband and told him I was sure we were being led out of our way.”
“A woman here joined our _kafila_ for protection for a few stages.”
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