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Abyssinia Adelan Agows Amhara Amlac appearance Arabs arrived Atbara Axum Aylo Ayto Confu baggage banks beasts beautiful Begemder Belal Beyla blunderbuss Cairo called camels carry cataract cloth colour covered Damot danger Dender desert east Egypt elephant Fasil fear feet flesh foot Galla gave Geesh Gojam gold Gondar ground Habesh hand head hill horse hyaenas immediately inches inhabitants island iteghe Jidda journey kind king's leave Mahomet Mahometan Maitsha Masuah Metical miles morning mountains mules naybe never night Nile Nubia o'clock Ozoro Esther Palmyra passed plain province quantity rains Ras el Feel Ras Michael Red Sea river rock scarcely seemed seen Sennaar sent servants shekh side stones Tcherkin teff tent thing thought Tigre told took town trees village violent Welleta wind Woldo wood Yagoube Yasine Yasous
Seite 382 - The same appearance of moving pillars of sand presented themselves to us this day, in form and disposition like those we had seen at Waadi Halboub, only they seemed to be more in number and less in size.
Seite 267 - Abyssinia is clear and the sun shines; about nine, a small cloud, not above four feet broad, appears in the East, whirling violently round as if upon an axis; but arrived near the zenith, it first abates its motion, then loses its form, and extends itself greatly, and seems to call up vapours from all opposite quarters. These clouds having attained nearly the same height, rush against each other with great violence, and put me always in mind of Elijah's foretelling rain on mount Carmel.
Seite 168 - I observed, was the head-dress of the governors of provinces. A large broad fillet was bound upon their forehead, and tied behind their head. In the middle of this was a horn, or a conical piece of silver, gilt, about four inches long, much in the shape of our common candle extinguishers. This is called kirn, or horn, and is only worn in reviews or parades after victory.
Seite 383 - I scarce could turn to fall upon the ground with my head to the northward, when I felt the heat of its current plainly upon my face. We all lay flat on the ground, as if dead, till Idris told us it was blown over. The meteor, or purple haze, which I saw, was indeed passed, but the light air that still blew was of heat to threaten suffocation.
Seite 255 - I after this came to the island of green turf, which was in form of an altar, apparently the work of art, and I stood in rapture over the principal fountain which rises in the middle of it.
Seite 413 - This noble bird was not an object of any chace or pursuit, nor -stood in need of any stratagem to bring him within our reach. Upon the highest top of the mountain Lamalmon, while my servants were refreshing themselves from that toilsome rugged ascent, and enjoying the pleasure of a. most delightful climate, eating their dinner in the outer air, with several large dishes of boiled goat's flesh before them, this enemy, as he turned out to be to them...
Seite 381 - There the tops often separated from the bodies; and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken near the middle, as if struck with a large cannon-shot.
Seite 148 - ... was left entire, and flapped over the wound, and was fastened to the corresponding part by two or more small skewers or pins. Whether they had put any thing under the skin, between that and the wounded flesh, I know not; but, at the river side where they were, they had prepared a cataplasm of clay, with which they covered the wound; they then forced the animal to rise, and drove it on before them, to furnish them with a fuller meal when they should meet their companions in the evening.