Usage examples for aba

  1. By the head- ring of the Great Great One, were I but armed as ye are, I would keep the whole of this kraal howling like dogs the long night through- I, Sobuza, of the Aba Qulusi- I alone. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  2. The Semitic aba, etc. – The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages by Andrew Woods Williamson
  3. Here again comes a Persian of the old school with arched embroidered turban of white silk, white " aba" or undercoat reaching to the ankles, open grey " shaya," and soft yellow leather shoes; and he is followed by Persians of the modern school in small stiff black hats, dark coats drawn in at the waist, and English trousers and boots. – By-Ways of Bombay by S. M. Edwardes, C.V.O.
  4. Then Abdullah took his sword under his aba, and also a good knife, which he had proved in battle, and which in his hand would pierce a coat of mail as though it were silk. – Khaled, A Tale of Arabia by F. Marion Crawford
  5. I am of the Aba Qulusi, of the people of Zulu. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford