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Usage examples for bedouin

  1. Probably he was a man of about the same age as Moses, his brother- in- law, and a son of Jethro, a wily Kenite, a Bedouin Arab. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  2. The other occupants of the room were all Syrian Arabs- not a Bedouin among them. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  3. I saw him this afternoon in Bedouin costume in the American Colony store. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  4. If the Bedouin Arab does not know how to read, some English missionary or schoolmaster must be sent to teach him to read, but no one ever says, 'This schoolmaster does not know how to ride on a camel; let us pay a Bedouin to teach him. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  5. We were perfectly horrified at this plan; the price was great, and the sultan seemed not to think it possible to go against the Bedouin but far worse in our eyes was the thought of our map, as we should see no new country, instead of taking a turn or a climb that would have added miles to it. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  6. This good fortune befell the Persian monarch, who was able to make an alliance with the sheikh of the most powerful Bedouin tribe of the region, who undertook the entire responsibility of the water supply. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  7. After its capture, the fierce warlike Bedouin nomadic tribes made strenuous and courageous attempts to win back the city, but the Moslem forces were invariably successful, and, in time, Mohammed returned to Medinah more triumphant than ever. – Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam by H. E. E. Hayes
  8. Pepperell and Gibbons left the choice of a future residence to chance, with an indifference worthy a Bedouin of the Great Desert. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  9. My Girhi escort consisted of Sherwa, the Bedouin Abtidon, and Mad Said mounted on the End of Time's mule. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  10. This Bedouin was a person of consideration, also, as the beggars saw from his having a mare of his own, provided with a good saddle, and from his weapons. – Khaled, A Tale of Arabia by F. Marion Crawford
  11. Michael knew that Abdul had meant an European lady when he spoke of " one lady" being in the party; he would not have mentioned the fact if it had been only a Bedouin Arab woman moving her home to some more desirable spot. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  12. At any moment the Bedouin might look up and see him- an unfortunately conspicuous figure in the moonlight; and although the Fort was not more than a quarter of a mile away, should it come to a race the odds might well be in favour of the desert- bred man. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  13. My Bedouin maid is slim as the ishkil tree. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  14. A spectral figure, struggling with the unaccustomed drapery of a Bedouin robe, emerged from the woods into the open, and halted in momentary astonishment. – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  15. None of these characteristics are found among the Bedouin of this district. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  16. As he gave his ecstasy utterance it grew; he brandished the weapon like a Bedouin dug the rowels into his overspent beast and curbed him back to his haunches, fisted him about the ears, gnashed with the pain of his own blows, and howled, and stood up in the stirrups and cursed again. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  17. Though he could understand when the Bedouin talked to him, he could not understand two talking together. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  18. The Bedouin horsemen, moreover, making rapid incursions from beyond the Jordan, frequently kept up a desultory and irregular warfare in the plains; and the pilgrims, consequently, whether they approached the Holy City by land or by sea, were alike exposed to almost daily hostility, to plunder, and to death. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  19. Madame walks like a Bedouin – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens