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  • noun A tall protective hedge, around a village or fortified camp.

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Examples

  • The officers, as usual, rode in the guard's van, and, as these trains used to bump and jolt in the most unpleasant manner, we made ourselves as comfortable as we could in a sort of 'zariba' composed of our valises and a number of large packages sewn up in sackcloth.

    The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War With a Description of the Operations in the Aden Hinterland

  • Aware of his acute disadvantage in the face of this massive firepower, Ibrahim decided, at a distance of 800 yards from the zariba, to veer to the right and enter one of the khursii where he might pause, take stock, realign his forces and continue the attack.

    The Gun

  • There he would be only 1,200 yards from the zariba.

    The Gun

  • After this attack from the rear was repulsed, Colonel Pettygree advanced the Black Watch towards the zariba, while the Egyptian regiment hastened the flight of the Dervish with a steady advance.

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  • One of the things that we discovered was that placing the Imperial troops behind prepared defenses the zariba made it difficult for the Mahdist forces to build up enough gumption for an attack.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • A British and Egyptian square stand fast behind their zariba as they attempt to hold off hoards of Dervish and Hadendawa aherants of The Mahdi.

    Return to the Sudan

  • I was the one hiding in the zariba square all day, or until the end of the game.

    Return to the Sudan

  • Wilmington-Smythe's Randy Frye brigade in their zariba near the oasis.

    Sudan Battle Report

  • The top picture was of my troops being attacked within the zariba, after that turn I had lost the Egyptian battalion so I was going to most likely parish the next turn.

    Return to the Sudan

  • One of the things that we discovered was that placing the Imperial troops behind prepared defenses the zariba made it difficult for the Mahdist forces to build up enough gumption for an attack.

    Return to the Sudan

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  • n. A tall protective hedge or a thorn fence fortifying a camp or village. From Arabic zarība 'cattle pen'. A zariba is used to keep villagers and their domesticated animals safe from wild predators.

    July 27, 2015

  • See also zareba.

    July 27, 2015