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caravansary, caravanserai

interior of a caravansary
1.In the middle east, a building or inn for the overnight lodging of travelers by caravan; usually enclosed by a solid wall and entered through a large gate.
2. By extension, any large inn or hotel.
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In early spring 2015, Caravanserai will deliver the rare opportunity to experience the mystical wonder of Malaysia's ancient shadow puppetry tradition with Wayang Kulit: The Shadow Play of Kelantan.
The old caravanserai route winds uphill past tiny villages linked to the road by terrifying swing bridges.
For this play, the music was composed, and played onstage, by Melissa Holding using a shamisen, a Japanese instrument resembling a zither that replicated both the bells of a medieval abbey and the sitar music of a caravanserai.
Yet, beyond its social problems, this northern Lebanese town offers glimpses of its history; a Mamluk fortress and a 14th-century market, a caravanserai, which although itAAEs in serious disrepair would inspire the architecturally minded.
It was in this sense that Newman (1982) had insisted that the university could not be content to become a mere caravanserai of ideas without any organizing principle, but rather would be required to assign to each study its "own proper place and own just boundaries" (p.
A hop, skip and jump away is the Abbasi Hotel, housed in a former caravanserai.
One understands that this caravanserai is in connection with film-making, an activity which seems more and more to be taking over Penarth, including in the Victoria Road area adjoining Clinton Road.
architectural Ottoman and caravanserai should you be inclined to delve further into the development.
Hardly a performance unit at 10 seconds to 60mph but taut, smooth and quiet, caravanserai will choose it for towing.
2 litre diesel engine is hardly a performance unit at 10 seconds to 60mph but taut, smooth and quiet, caravanserai will choose it for towing.
Seven structures have been excavated and identified, including a souq, a workshop that was later turned into a mosque and a caravanserai or inn.
Where rhymes are doors and stanzas rooms, we can see the sequence of joined and readjusted quatrains as a type of what FitzGerald called at one point "this batter'd Caravanserai / Whose Doorways are alternate Night and Day" (1859, XVI).