Definitions

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  • noun (Mil.) Same as zareba.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of zareba.

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Examples

  • And so on until the front of the zeriba was clear of unwounded men for at least half a mile.67

    The Gun

  • Nearer to the zeriba—about 1,000 yards from it—the musketry had begun to tell, and the dead lay evenly scattered about—one every ten yards.

    The Gun

  • But now arrived a positive order from Major Finn, whom I had perforce left out of my correspondence with the Commander-in-Chief, saying ‘Come back at once into the zeriba as the infantry are about to open fire.’

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • In an hour that arena would swarm with charging Dervishes, and be heaped with dead, while the lines of infantry behind the thorn zeriba blazed their rifle-fire and all the cannon boomed.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • In two minutes the four squadrons were mounted and trotting out of the zeriba in a southerly direction.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • Immediately after the first attack had been repulsed we were ordered to leave the zeriba, ascertain what enemy forces, if any, stood between Kitchener and the city, and if possible drive these forces back and clear the way for the advancing army.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • It was not until the light faded that we returned to the Nile and were ordered to tuck away our men and horses within the zeriba under the steep bank of the river.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • The Egyptian cavalry and the camel corps had been protecting the right flank of the zeriba when it was attacked, and the 21st Lancers were the only horsemen on the left flank nearest to Omdurman.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • We reassured ourselves by the fact that the 1st Battalion of the Grenadiers and a battalion of the Rifle Brigade occupied the line of the zeriba 100 yards away and immediately above us.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • They were particularly pleased to learn of the orders against the use of firearms inside the zeriba, and made many lugubrious jokes at our expense.

    MY EARLY LIFE

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