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  • n. Plural form of caravansary.


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  • Below the cliffs, the riverfront was probably lined with the merchants' booths and caravansaries, although these temporary structures have long since decayed to dust, leaving the majestic stone structures that anchored this new society.

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  • Moving on, I admired the fabric vendor with his tired eyes, leather skin and rough hands, his tiny space nestled into the row of shops along the ancient market, his cornucopia of textiles neatly displayed in sheaths, glittering with the same silver and golden luster as the ancient caravansaries of the Silk Road.

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  • In ancient times, Greece had its resorts and mineral and hot springs, England had its inns, and the Middle East had both its caravansaries and its khans.

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  • That is except for caravansaries, which are a cross between castles and hotels designed to protect merchants on the silk road.

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  • And then these series of intentional vegetated outposts become like a constellation of caravansaries, something which the next truckload of migrants can follow, or keep adding to.

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  • At Djidda he had many houses and caravansaries, which he let out to foreigners; and so far resembled his successor Mohammed Aly, that the most trifling profit became a matter of consideration with him, his attention being constantly directed towards the acquiring of wealth.

    Travels in Arabia

  • Damascus, every care is taken for the safety and convenience of the caravan; it is accompanied from town to town by the armed forces of the governors; at every station caravansaries and public fountains have been constructed by former Sultans, to accommodate it on its passage, which is attended so far with continual festivities and rejoicings.

    Travels in Arabia

  • He strengthened the frontiers, built cities, fortified several towns . . . carried out innumerable works of military architecture, as well as building caravansaries and ribats. . .

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  • Somewhere amidst all that colored canvas there must be a core city, with solid buildings, and presumably inns and caravansaries.

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  • As was true of all port caravansaries, this one catered to tourists as well as business travelers.

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