The Edinburgh gazetteer, or, Geographical dictionary, المجلد 1

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For A. Constable & Company, 1822
 

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الصفحة 9 - ... of its inhabitants. We had been told that the sheikh's soldiers were a few ragged negroes armed with spears, who lived upon the plunder of the Black Kaffir countries, by which he was surrounded, and which he was enabled to subdue by the assistance of a few Arabs who were in his service ; and, again, we had been assured that his forces were not only numerous, but to a certain degree well trained. The degree...
الصفحة 9 - ... heads, without checking the speed of their own until the moment of their halt, while the whole body moved onwards. These...
الصفحة 8 - ... the winds scorch as they pass; and bring with them billows of sand, rolling along in masses frightfully suffocating, which sometimes swallow up whole caravans and armies, burying them in their pathless depths!
الصفحة 34 - ... the Kafirs, are the staple articles of trade. Here we found, for the first time, kowrie shells in circulation as money ; for hitherto native cloth, or some other commodity of standard price, had been the common medium of exchange. This city was the strongest we had seen since we left Tripoli. It is in the form of a square, the sides facing the cardinal points of the compass with four corresponding gates, which are regularly opened and shut at sunrise and sunset. It is defended by two parallel...
الصفحة 18 - ... partridges very large, small grouse, wild ducks, geese, snipes, and the ostrich, the flesh of which is much esteemed. Pelicans, spoonbills, the Balearic crane in great numbers, with a variety of other large birds of the crane species, are also found in the marshes. The woods abound with the Guinea fowl. The wild animals are, the lion, which in the wet season approaches to the walls of the towns, panthers, and a species of tiger-cat...
الصفحة 29 - ... bristled with rocks. The banks, between which the water is thus hemmed in, are, for the whole of this distance, every where precipitous, and composed entirely of masses of slate ; which, in several places, run in ledges across from one bank to the other, forming rapids or cataracts, which the natives distinguish by the name of Yellala. The lowest and...
الصفحة 46 - Gadado, besides several other places for prayer. There is a spacious market-place in the centre of the city, and another large square in front of the sultan's residence. The dwellings of the principal people are surrounded by high walls, which enclose...
الصفحة 17 - ... longitude. It is bounded on the north by part of Kanem and the desert ; on the east, by the Lake Tchad, which covers several thousand miles of country, and contains many inhabited islands ; on the south-east by the kingdom of Loggun and the river Shary, which divides Bornou from the kingdom of...
الصفحة 30 - The palace is situated in a long and wide street running through the middle of the town. There are about twenty-seven streets in all. The cattle in Ashantee are as large as the English. The sheep are hairy ; the horses are small, and like half-bred galloways, with large heads and lathy legs.
الصفحة 18 - ... insect, the locust, is also a frequent visitor. Clouds of them appear in the air ; and the natives, by screams and various noises, endeavour to prevent their descending to the earth. In the district where they pitch, every particle of vegetation is quickly devoured. The natives eat them with avidity, both roasted and boiled, and formed into balls as a paste. The game is abundant, and consists of antelopes, gazelles, hares, an animal about the size of a red deer, with annulated horns, called koorigum,...

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