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  • Camel caravan
    Camel caravan
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Caravaneer The leader or driver of the camels in caravan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Salt caravans crossing the Sahara desert sometimes numbered as many as 40,000 camels.
    • n caravaneer One who leads the camels, etc., of a caravan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Caravaneer the leader of a caravan
    • ***


  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.”
  • Ralph Hodgson
    Ralph Hodgson
    “Time, you old gypsy man, will you not stay, put up your caravan just for one day?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. caravanier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pers. kārwānsarāīkārwān, caravan, sarāi, inn.


In literature:

Upon the 17th of November, the caravan halted at Murzuk, the capital of Fezzan.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
There is a long row of these on each side of the caravan, and a narrow passage up the centre.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The gaudy yellow caravan was drawn up on one side, and with the screen of trees served as an effective background to the scene.
"Two Little Travellers" by Frances Browne Arthur
However we soon came to a decision, when we saw a caravan of Moors on the coast.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
Besides, one would of course join a caravan if one could.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
He was carried along with the caravan, which soon arrived at Issessara, where his father Bohetzad held his Court.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
But public caravans were permitted to go on to Pekin.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
The caravan started from Daraou, a village inhabited partly by fellahs and partly by Ababdeh Arabs.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
One day when the lion was asleep a caravan of merchants came along and stole the ass.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
The electro-magnetic wire under the ocean has already telegraphed the number of the aerial caravan.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
He rummaged about and presently came out and approached the caravan.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
A poor corpse is carried out of the town gate, and the funeral procession causes the caravan to halt.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
She was no longer the childish-minded gypsy girl he had found with the caravan.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Tuesday and Friday are the caravan days each week.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The senorita's party could travel with his friend's caravan as far as the stage.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Now it happened that a caravan passed through the Kingdom of the Mice.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke
We had a company of camels that might have befitted a caravan.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
All Monday was occupied in the equipment of our caravan.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
He was born in Bornu, and when young had joined his father, who was going with a caravan to Mecca.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
Hours later he spotted the caravan in the immensity of sand and wasteland.
"Home is Where You Left It" by Adam Chase

In poetry:

Another group imagine those clouds
As heaven bound souls of pious men;
The third of friends insist without doubts,
The clouds resemble caravan of swans.
"Moon Over The Sea" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Virtue is with the tranquil and the braves;
The fire interior burneth well and high;
Triumphant over rancor and the grave,
Toward Bethlehem-the caravan goes by!
"Portico" by Ruben Dario
And oft at dusk hast thou not seen
The star-fays bring their caravans
Of dew, and glitter all the green,
Night's shadow tans,
From many starbeam sprinkling-cans?
"Occult" by Madison Julius Cawein
How many a lonely caravan sets out
On its long journey o'er the desert, Doubt,
Yet comes basck home laden with ivory,
With gold, and gums, and scarfs from oversea.
"A Lover in Damascus" by Charles Hanson Towne
I take the belt from the dead loins
That put away my love,
And turn my sweet white horse
After the caravan....
With dirty gold and clean steel
I'll set Aischa free.
"Vengeance" by Edward Powys Mathers
Meanwhile, the men, with vestiges of pomp,
Race memories of king and caravan,
High-priests, an ostrich, and a juju-man,
Go singing through the footpaths of the swamp.
"Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer

In news:

"What we are trying to do is raise the level of conversation around this topic," said Ted Lewis, one of the caravan 's organizers.
Caravan leaders said they support reforms on weapons smuggling to Mexico and suspending US funding of Mexico's military.
The ' Caravan For Peace' Drug War Protest Crosses US -Mexico Border.
Javier Sicilia, " Caravan For Peace".
Mitt Romney's high-speed caravan in N.J. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney addresses supporters in this April 24 photo.
Drug Policy-Created Violence Sparks " Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity".
One of the two New Jersey state troopers facing criminal charges for their roles in the high-speed escort of caravans of luxury cars down the Garden State Parkway has turned himself in.
State Police trooper turns himself in after being charged with leading high-speed caravan of luxury cars.
Should troopers who led Parkway ' caravan ' face criminal charges.
Paul Thomas Kerr is Scrooge and Jessica Bradish is the ghost of Christmas Past in Nebraska Theatre Caravan's musical version of 'A Christmas Carol ' Dec 16 at Easton's State Theatre.
Beale Street Caravan September 22, 2012 7:00 am PLAYLIST.
The Wreaths Across America caravan left the State of Maine Monday headed for Arlington National Cemetery .
This year's bus caravan takes mothers, wives and sisters on a nearly 3,000-mile mission across Mexican states to look for missing Central America n migrants.
The agency, which handles the annual 'The Caravan & Motorhome Show', has secured an additional project to promote Clarion 's 'Destinations: The Travel Show', which runs in partnership with The Times.
Caravan delivers goody bags, cleaning supplies.

In science:

DISC is used as phonedifferent possible transcriptions, all different transcriptions were taken, as in the word “caravan”, which Fonilex, which explains why the text-to-pronunciation task for Flemish is more difficult.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Caravan, Strategies for increasing the sensitivity of gadolinium based MRI contrast agents, Chem.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging