Definition of Jibbahs
1. jibbah [n] - See also: jibbah
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Literary usage of Jibbahs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Old Junk by Henry Major Tomlinson (1920)
"Their hands were hidden under their jibbahs. A few of them stared with the hate of the bereft. It is not possible to face everybody in a press which moves ..."
2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1900)
"The "jibbahs," or Dervish body-garments, of which several specimens are on view, are mostly of cream cotton cloth patterned with blue, very similar in ..."
3. Egypt in Transition by Sidney Low (1914)
"Not long ago the ground was all white with unburied skeletons, and dervish skulls, and even dervish jibbahs and spears were to be had at will. ..."
4. The Egyptian Sûdân, Its History and Monuments by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1907)
"a blazing sun, in which a mass of fearless men, clad in gay- " coloured jibbahs, waving countless flags, and following reck- " less horsemen, were rushing ..."
5. The Egyptian Soudan, Its Loss and Its Recovery by Henry Stamford Lewis Alford, William Dennistoun Sword (1898)
"One afternoon there was an auction of Dervish trophies — spears, guns, jibbahs (tunics), saddles, nagara (war-drums), cartridge-belts, &c. ..."
6. My Quest of the Arab Horse by Homer Davenport, Charles Livingston Bull (1909)
"Not many of the horses had jibbahs, or full foreheads, so esteemed by the Bedouin desert tribes. They were ridden in a circle over a pile of loose stones ..."
7. African Incidents: Personal Experiences in Egypt and Unyoro by Arthur Blyford Thruston, Edmund Heathcote Thruston (1900)
"They were all clad in clean white jibbahs (short smock frocks), with the regulation square coloured patches on them. ..."