(In Sudan and neighbouring countries) a thorn fence fortifying a camp or village: figurative shadows of the palms pointed at him like a zariba of sabres
More example sentences
- In desert regions, the corresponding form of field fortification is the zariba, an enclosure protected by thorn bushes.
- In addition, separate, larger animal enclosures, known as zariba are also surrounded by fencing.
- Just half-a-dozen tugs, and the impossible zariba was a gap and a scattered heap of brushwood.
from Arabic zarība 'cattle pen'.
Definition of zariba in:
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