Zareba

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zareba (Mil) An improvised stockade; especially, one made of thorn bushes, etc. "“Ah,” he moralizes, “what wonderful instinct on the part of this little creature to surround itself with a zareba like the troops after Osman Digma.”""“Ah,” he moralizes, “what wonderful instinct on the part of this little creature to surround itself with a zareba like the troops after Osman Digma.”"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zareba In Sudan and adjoining parts of Africa, an inclosure against enemies or wild animals, as by a thorn-hedge; a fortified camp in general. Also written zareeba, zereba, zeriba, etc.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zareba zā-rē′ba in the Soudan, a stockade, thorn-hedge, &c. against wild animals or enemies, a fortified camp generally
    • Zareba Also Zaree′ba, Zere′ba, Zeri′ba
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

The zareba rose before me, even as I had left it, but the gate was open.
"The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle
A lion got inside my zareba in Rhodesia.
"The Judgment House" by Gilbert Parker
The novelist blocks his reader's path with a zareba of stars.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
And when the porters laid hold upon their bristling bundles, it was like MacNeill's Zareba without the camels.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
He was not a soldier, but he walked into the Atbara zareba with the leading company of the Seaforth Highlanders.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
Into this zareba Harry Luttrell led Martin Hillyard on the next morning.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
The wood was surrounded by a high zareba, behind which a crowd of Dervishes were assembled.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
Some ten or twelve thousand Arabs it was seen had surrounded the Zareba.
"General Gordon Saint and Soldier" by J. Wardle
Inside the zareba the greatest vigilance was observed.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
All hands at once proceeded to form the zareba.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
***

In news:

Zareba Systems Completes Perimeter Security Testing.
Waters Instruments Presents New Zareba Perimeter Security System.
***