Definitions

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  • noun A traditional Egyptian sailing-boat.

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Examples

  • I wrap a shawl around my shoulders and follow the breeze out onto the deck of the dahabieh.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • But I am safe, for the moment, safe and happy traveling upriver on our dahabieh, Zint el-Bachreyn, which Mr. Abu Halaweh hired once we left Alexandria and moved on to Cairo—oh my word, Cairo!

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  • The boat steamed down the Nile at a steady, even pace, not subject to wind or calm as a dahabieh would have been, and my days aboard were a kind of blessed reprieve, though I did not realize this at the time.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Though he slept on his dahabieh at night, Mr. Taylor spent much of his day with my Lady, and the household ran on English rules once again; Omar and I took our meals in the kitchen and my Lady rang a little bell when we were needed.

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  • Omar told me she was unwell, although in fact her health was much improved from what it had been on the dahabieh before Christmas.

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  • The sailors had grabbed hold of the Copt and were half strangling him already, when my Lady, still in the water at the side of the dahabieh, raised her voice in protest: “He does not deserve to die for this . . . ,” she paused, “trivial crime.”

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  • It began in the early evening and I kept it to myself, walking up and down the boat, pursuing every task I could think of, until every fixture and fitting on the dahabieh was shining.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Now that we are on board our temporary home and my Lady can rest in comfort and, even as she lies prone, be entertained by the world as the dahabieh glides along, she allows me to treat her.

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  • We were all pleased to get back on board the dahabieh and planned to make our way downriver to Luxor quickly.

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  • Omar took my hand on the pretense of steadying me, but he was careful to let go of it well before we came in view of our dahabieh.

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