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  • n. Plural form of caravanserai.


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  • Words I'm surprised Word do know: caravanserais, steles

    i am tired. i am weary. i could sleep for a thousand years.

  • The third part, beyond the southern gateway to the Jilaukhana, was to be the Taj Ganj—a mammoth square complex that housed bazaars and four caravanserais, the incomes from which would fund the care and upkeep of the tomb and the forecourt.

    Shadow Princess

  • The bazaar streets will be here, along with the four caravanserais.

    Shadow Princess

  • They sailed up the river with a fair wind for ten days till they drew in sight of Baghdad, at which they all rejoiced, and the ship landed them in the city, where without stay or delay Hasan hired a storehouse in one of the caravanserais and transported his goods thither.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When morning dawned he mounted and rode onward till he reached the Holy City, 377 Jerusalem, and thence he made Aleppo, where he dismounted at one of the caravanserais and abode three days to rest himself and the mule and to smell the air.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Whisky is exiled from some of our caravanserais, and they have banished Sir John Barleycorn.

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • The caravanserais are big, plain, square buildings that look like forts, with an elaborate arched entrance full of carvings and inscriptions.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • In the caravanserais of Bokhara and Samarkand he is known, and there are shikaris in the Pamirs who still speak of him round their fires.


  • Wyville Thomson, which offers a refuge from the nasal twang of my fellow-voyagers, who have all gone to the caravanserais on the

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The same custom prevails in Upper Egypt, but on a larger scale; and there are small caravanserais often found near the wells, which supply travellers with water.

    Travels in Nubia


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