dromedary

Part of speech: noun

A fleet, elegant, one - humped riding - camel.

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Usage examples "dromedary":

  1. These alien subjects of the sun- a fur- clad Laplander, a turbaned figure on a dromedary, a blackamoor and a plumed American Indian- were in turn surrounded by a rout of Maenads and Silenuses, whose flushed advance was checked by the breaking of cool green waves, through which boys wreathed with coral and seaweed disported themselves among shoals of flashing dolphins. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
  2. Whereupon the dromedary stood up and declared for the ostrich. - "The Art of Literature", Arthur Schopenhauer.
  3. The boy Mohammed, mounting a dromedary, set off with the Shaykh and many water- bags, giving me an opportunity of writing out my journal. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.