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- n. A carriage used in Turkey and Asia Minor drawn by horses or oxen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wagon or cart, usually heavy and without springs, and often covered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A heavy, springless wagon, usually covered with a screen as shelter from the rays of the sun, drawn by oxen or cows, and used throughout northwestern and central Asia, India, Turkey, and Russia, wherever Tatars have settled.
- n. A howling monkey of the South American genus Mycetes, M. stramineus. See howler.
One of these, the "araba," is an heirloom from their old Tartar ancestry, and is only an exaggerated ox-cart with seats, and a scaffolding of poles around it.
- G. Serra (eds), Aristotele e Alessandro di Afrodisia nella tradizione araba, Il Poligrafo, Padova 2002, 191-231.
Stepping ashore, you see a long line of carriages drawn up in several rows, and of every conceivable variety -- from the Turkish araba to the most coquettish-looking Parisian coupé -- gilded and adorned in a style to make a French lorette stare with amazement at a lavishness of expenditure exceeding her own.
For a genuine old-fashioned family carriage commend us to the araba.
There they jumped into an araba with a kavass on the box, dashed down Pera Street, past the banking quarter, over the Galata bridge, up the Sublime Porte Road and into the Bayazid Square, where they reached their destination.
We hired an araba, filled it with straw, and some boxes to sit upon, and set out very early, with two old umbrellas to shield us from the mid-day sun and the night dews.
And a few days later came over a large araba, drawn by four mules, and laden with a pair of glass-doors, and some window-frames, which the thoughtful kind Pacha had judged -- and judged rightly -- would be a very acceptable present.
That he had already produced an atmosphere of danger to us I had immediate proof, for as I crossed the yard again I dodged behind an araba in the nick of time to avoid a blow aimed at me with a sword by a man I could not see.
Two Hindus were unpacking bundles out of a creaking araba, watched scornfully by an unmistakable Pathan.
A little before dawn, when the saw-tooth tips of the mountain range on our left were first touched with opal and gold, we turned off the araba track along which we had so far come and entered a ravine leading toward Marash.