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  • n. Plural form of naboot.


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  • When the Mustafezzin heard shooting, they broke out their stocks of wooden naboots, passing them from the windows of their police stations to mobs of irate Bedouin.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • They beat up five tars from HMS Superb with naboots, stabbing one to death, and attacked merchant sailors from the SS Tanjore.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Then the throng of beggars dropped back under the pelting blows from heavy _naboots_ in the hands of _kavasses_.

    The Lighted Match

  • Twenty ghaffirs went ahead with their naboots; then came the kavasses, then the Mudir mounted, with Dicky riding beside, his hand upon the holster where his pistol was.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Complete

  • Renshaw was restive under the hands that were laid on his arm, and the naboots that threatened him.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Complete

  • That dangerous temper, which would have let Dicky, whom he called friend, and himself go down under the naboots of the funeral multitude, with a "Malaish" on his tongue, was now in leash, ready to spring forth in the inspired hour; and the justification need not be a great one.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Complete

  • Then he had broken a cake of dourha bread on the roof for the pigeons above him, and had come down grinning to the street, where a hesitating mounted policeman fumbled with his weapon, and four ghaffirs waited for him with their naboots.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Behind them, at a distance, came villagers, a dozen ghaffirs armed with naboots of dom-wood, and a brace of well-mounted, badly-dressed policemen, with seats like a monkey on a stick.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Volume 1

  • _naboots_, the bravos afforded them no time to take breath after their climb of the stairs.

    The Lighted Match

  • Omar Lutfi Pasha, Alexandria’s pro-Tawfik police chief, bought up all available stocks of naboots—the wooden clubs used by the city’s night watchmen—and distributed them among the Bedouin and the poor Arabs of the city.

    Three Empires on the Nile


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