Usage examples for dromedary

  1. He had quitted the chariot in which he had set out and had been made to mount a dromedary; two horsemen armed to the teeth rode constantly at his side. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The praises of the ant, the dog, the bee, and the parrot were sung in turn; but at last the ostrich stood up and declared for the dromedary. – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
  3. " Climb up on a chair," advised Danny, who had already taken his own advice, and was thus able to look down into the campus without stretching his neck until he was in danger of converting himself into a dromedary. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  4. Here I took him under my especial care; and as far as I could, with such a dull- headed dromedary, taught him some of the most elegant arts of my profession. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  5. He called me a Bikaneer, even his Dromedary, which means one of great speed; and begged me, if I wished food for all time, to hasten. – The Sa'-Zada Tales by William Alexander Fraser
  6. Wherever a gap appeared in the ranks the rider of a dromedary urged it in, striking downward with his long keen weapon at the foe. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  7. Whereupon the dromedary stood up and declared for the ostrich. – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
  8. There, last Sunday as I strolled Through that place with Juliet, Baring Nature's realms to her- Animal and vegetable,- Tall giraffes, and cedars brought Out of Lebanon, the huge Dromedary, golden pheasants, And the zebra;- chatting thus,- We at last stood still and leaned O'er the rampart of that pit Where the bears are safely penned- Heavens! – Atta Troll by Heinrich Heine
  9. The latter finally aroused himself and laboriously got onto all fours, looking like a dromedary about to lie down, from which position he contemplated the sunrise for several minutes and then began to fumble in his painting box. – The Cruise of the Kawa by Walter E. Traprock [Pseudonym of George S. Chappell]
  10. The camel has two humps, the dromedary one; the last is the lightest and the swiftest, and is generally chosen for riding, while the former carries the burdens. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  11. Whether this was the motive or not, every camel belonging to the horde was compelled to drink till its capacious stomach was quite full; and the quantity consumed by each would be incredible to any other than the owner of an African dromedary, Only a very large cask could have contained it. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid