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- n. A military arm of service that fights while riding camels.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Troops that are mounted on camels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place where camels are brought to be laden or unladen.
- n. Troops mounted on camels.
This is camelry, this is floodens, this is the solphereens in action, this is their mobbily, this is panickburns.
Turks had come on with three battalions and a number of mule-mounted infantry and camelry.
When Macdonald's fight was over, the Egyptian cavalry under Colonel Broadwood returned and formed up near the camelry.
The Egyptian cavalry under Colonel Broadwood and the camelry under Major Tudway, making a wide détour, got close to the dervish left, and engaged the enemy occasionally with rifles and Maxims.
As for the cavalry and camelry, spread over a wide front, their duty was to search for the enemy and make sure the troops should have ample warning of the approach of any dervishes.
Besides the four brigades of Khedivial infantry, together with artillery, cavalry, and camelry, and minor details, the Egyptian army also included a large transport column of some 2800 camels and about as many men.
The Egyptian cavalry and camelry were picketed at the north of the camp, and the 21st Lancers at the south end, both being within the lines.
The Egyptian army which was to take the field consisted of one division of four brigades, each of four battalions with artillery, cavalry and camelry.
The Egyptian troopers and the camelry went to their usual place upon the right.
This fine body of Indian cavalry and camelry reported that affairs seemed serious up the Tiban valley; then inertia reasserted itself and they were recalled.