from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A collection of Arab tents arranged in a circle as a corral.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A village composed of Arab tents arranged in streets.
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- noun A
campor villageof tents in an Arabic country.
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I feel like this work is especially important because these other douars that I’m visiting are poorer and have greater need than my douar, which is a little more centrally located.
Passing early one morning by a douar, in the territory of
Invites the author and his companion, Signor Andrea de Christo, to pass the night at a douar of the Woled Abbusebah Arabs, 139.
Passing through this territory of encampments, when travellers are disposed to sleep at a douar, one of the party presents himself at the confines of the encampment, and exclaims (_Deef Allah_) "The guest of God."
Travelling through the province of Suse, I once witnessed the emigration of an extensive douar of Arabs, amounting to about 200 families.
The sheik of the douar is immediately apprised of the circumstance; and after investigating the rank of the travellers, he enquires if they have tents with them; if they have not, he has his own or (_kheyma deâf_) the guest's tent appropriated for the travellers.
The tents in safe countries, where there is no fear of wild beasts, are pitched in a straight line; but where lions or other ferocious animals are found, the tents are disposed in a circular form; and thorny bushes are placed round the douar, to prevent the visits of these unwelcome guests.
The ladies having returned home, we prepared to leave this douar early in the morning; and with no small regret did
After an hour's _herka_, we approached a douar of the Woled Abbusebah Arabs, who, seeing their sheik, came forward and kissed his stirrups, entreating him to pass the night with them, which, it appeared, would have been contrary to the etiquette of Arabian hospitality to refuse.
If any one was robbed, he had only to report it to the Emperor, who would forthwith order the douar where the robbery was committed to restore the sum stolen, and to pay a fine to the treasury of the same amount.
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