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  • n. Plural form of felucca.


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  • In Egypt, hundreds of thousands flocked to the Giza Zoo while others rode traditional sailboats known as feluccas on the Nile River.

    KSL / U.S. / National

  • We were allowed entry into the yet-to-be-conserved tomb of Queen Nefertari, and we crossed the Nile on graceful sailboats, called feluccas, filled with local people transporting livestock, fowl, and items for barter and trade, as they had done for thousands of years; we walked atop the unfinished obelisk in the rose-granite quarry, where workmen hand-cut monuments for the pharaohs; and we watched the building of the Aswan Dam while drinking pink gin on the veranda of the Victorian-style Old Cataract Hotel.

    One From The Hart

  • Dhows and feluccas, hill stations, outposts, flags fluttering down in the dusk, their golden aegis went out with the sun, the last gleam on a great crag, with tiger-eyed turbaned Sikhs, pennons of the Raj to a sobbing bugle.

    The Lost Empire

  • Elger Esser: Voyage en Egypte | For his latest body of work, Esser traveled along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan with an 8 x 10 land camera, photographing the banks of the river, traditional feluccas, dahabiyas, and fisherman.

    Bill Bush: The Place Is the Thing: This Artweek.LA (January 2, 2012)

  • The plan for the afternoon was to meet at 4 pm down by the Nile and take feluccas, the small sailboats that go up and down the river.

    Coleen Rowley: Gaza Freedom March: Disappointment, Flux and Vigils on the Nile

  • I had never traveled by government steamer and I was unused to the crowded conditions; though it looked quite grand when it docked at Luxor, towering above the feluccas, once on board I saw the ship was battered and filthy and crawling with vermin.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • In one place, this superb basin was lined with quays, where stately dromonds and argosies unloaded their wealth, while, by the shore of the haven, galleys, feluccas, and other small craft, idly flapped the singularly shaped and snow-white pinions which served them for sails.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Lofty palms and plantains threw their green and refreshing tint over the windows, and on the lawn that sloped to the edge of the precipice, a shadowy perspective, beyond which appeared the ample waters of the gulf, where the light sails of feluccas, and the spreading canvas of larger vessels, glided upon the scene and passed away, as in a camera obscura.

    Gothic Visions, Romantic Acoustics

  • We sat on a patio, lit by torchlight, overlooking a dock where feluccas were tied up.

    Shrimp on the Barbie

  • Graceful feluccas sail the Nile in an image only slightly altered over the millennia

    Archive 2005-08-01


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