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At an angle calculated to intercept the caravan, Kingozi set off down the hill.

Thus the four tribes represented in his caravan were supplied.

This was our caravan, and God Almighty had created the elephant for us.

Beside which, the caravan was moving at the majestic rate of about five miles a day.

In Hori I encountered a caravan of pilgrims returning from Mecca.

At last, with the mail bag under the seat, the caravan moved on.

Before the sun was high everything was in readiness, and the caravan was waiting at the door.

Noticed encampment and caravan of camels just before arriving.

George stopped their caravan and the two men got out, stretching their legs.

The caravan is increased to about 500 horses and 180 persons.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French caravane, from Old French carvane, carevane "caravan" (13c.), or Medieval Latin caravana, picked up during the Crusades from Persian karwan "group of desert travelers" (which Klein connects to Sanskrit karabhah "camel"). Used in English for "vehicle" 17c., especially for a covered cart. Hence, in modern British use (from 1930s), often a rough equivalent of the U.S. mobile home.

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