Usage examples for zulu

  1. Having followed her advice, and changed the Orange I had tied for the " bob" to a Peacock Zulu, which I borrowed from her, we set out. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  2. At the same time Cetewayo, the Zulu Chief, was threatening the Boers in the south. – Boer Politics by Yves Guyot
  3. T'Chaka, the Zulu Napoleon, never allowed a child of his to live. – Maiwa's Revenge The War of the Little Hand by H. Rider Haggard
  4. Gerard, who although he understood by no means all of this speech, had picked up sufficient Zulu to grasp most of its burden, repeated his names, slowly and distinctly, again and again. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  5. They were the more disposed to this course, because they knew that the wars and conquests of Tshaka, the ferocious Zulu king, had exterminated the Kafir population through parts of the interior, which therefore stood open to European settlement. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  6. Well, I could make myself understood among them because they still talk a corrupt Zulu, as do all the tribes in those parts. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  7. The Hottentots suffered severely and one of his rival Zulu tribes under Umsilikatsi fled into Matabililand, pushing back the Bechuana. – The Negro by W.E.B. Du Bois
  8. " No, you are a Zulu, my dear, and should go clothed as such," said Father, coming in to view our operations. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  9. I have often used my boots as a pillow, rolled up in a coat so that they don't slip apart, and for a long time I used a Zulu pillow, which is a little wooden stand on which you rest your neck; it sounds uncomfortable, but it is not so- when you're used to it! – Young Knights of the Empire by Sir Robert Baden-Powell
  10. There perforce they had to wait, for the barbarian monarch of Zulu descent and tradition is, in practice, in no greater hurry to receive those who come to consult him than is the average doctor or lawyer of twentieth- century England, however eager he may be in his heart of hearts to do so, and the last of the Matabele kings was not the man to forget what was due to his exalted position. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  11. That affair with the Zulu and the Umgeni Fall went the round of the papers. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  12. I am reminded of what I once heard said by a genial and humane Irish officer concerning a proposal to treat with the leaders of a Zulu rebellion. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  13. They were full of wild beasts, and occupied here and there by native tribes, some, like the various branches of the Zulu race, eminently fierce and warlike. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  14. The Zulu nation was not fashioned from nothing in a day. – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  15. Numerous though the oxen were, there were not too many of them, as the reader may easily believe when we tell him that the wagons were very large, clumsy, and heavily laden,- one of them, besides other things, carrying a small boat- and that it occasionally required the powers of twenty oxen to drag one wagon up some of the bad hills they encountered on the journey to the Zulu country. – Hunting the Lions by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. One tremendous Zulu monster of the name of Chaka- who excelled Nero himself in cruelty- was driving other tribes of Kafirs down into the colony, and designing chiefs were beginning to think or hope that the opportunity had arrived for carrying out their favourite idea of driving the white man into the sea. – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. Unhappily, the outbreak of the Zulu War on January 11, 1880, speedily followed by the disaster of Isandlana, redoubled the complaints in the United Kingdom, with the result that matters were more than ever pressed on in Afghanistan. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose