(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’
- ‘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’.
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