Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of boat used on the Nile.

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Examples

  • Warner wrote from Egypt expressing sympathy for their unfurnished state of affairs, but added, "I would rather fit out three houses and fill them with furniture than to fit out one 'dahabiyeh'."

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • Warner wrote from Egypt expressing sympathy for their unfurnished state of affairs, but added, "I would rather fit out three houses and fill them with furniture than to fit out one 'dahabiyeh'."

    Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume I, Part 2: 1835-1866

  • He interrupted himself then with questions, and she told him of her strange trip down the Nile in the _dahabiyeh_, under guard of the old woman and the Nubian.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows

  • But when they did draw close to a _dahabiyeh_ upon whose deck she saw some white-clad loungers, the Nubian gave a low order to the old woman who rose and gripped

    The Palace of Darkened Windows

  • A new acquaintance was M.. Theodore M. Davis, of Newport, Rhode Island, who from November to April, on his finely appointed dahabiyeh, makes the

    Travels in the Far East

  • The royal dahabiyeh which this Pharaoh used upon the Nile was three hundred and thirty feet long, and was fitted with state rooms and private rooms of considerable size.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Miscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology

  • Christmas they would spend in Cairo, explore the Nile to Assouan in a private dahabiyeh, and return home via the

    Dope

  • The dahabiyeh -- her very name, the _Loulia_, has a gentle, seductive, cooing sound -- drifts broadside to the current with furled sails, or glides smoothly on before an amiable north wind with sails unfurled.

    The Spell of Egypt

  • In Egypt your Nubian sailor prays in the stern of your dahabiyeh; and your Egyptian boatman prays by the rudder of your boat; and your black donkey-boy prays behind a red rock in the sand; and your camel-man prays when you are resting in the noontide, watching the far-off quivering mirage, lost in some wayward dream.

    The Spell of Egypt

  • At the same time the thought came to him of going up the Nile in a dahabiyeh.

    The Indian Lily and Other Stories

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