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a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean

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The four dugouts that had been abreast of Hooja had turned to intercept the leading felucca.
In them were fully two hundred men, while but fifty lined the gunwale of the felucca to repel them.
But the felucca pursued them relentlessly, her crew firing at will.
When the prisoners were aboard, Ja brought the felucca alongside our dugout.
When I had a moment to look about me, I took in the felucca on which I was.
The result of this was that Ja was the one who had chosen the felucca.
One thing that had inclined Ja particularly to the felucca was the fact that it included oars in its equip-ment.
At the hotel in the late afternoon a fleet of small, open boats called Feluccas were floating on the nearby Nile.
The restaurant is perched looking west over the Nile, offering a great view of the brightly lit feluccas and the Zamalek skyline, not to mention the sunset if you make it there early enough.
FAMILIES WORLDWIDE has availability on its nine-day Feluccas & Pyramids trip, departing May 25.
This is the classic way to see Egypt's ancient wonders, drifting along the water alongside traditional feluccas, with stops to visit temples, tombs and gardens.
Pilgrims from all over the world, had for centuries converged at the Red Sea ports of Al-Quosayr or Aydhab, where they would board rickety feluccas, at their own risk, as evidenced by the medieval chroniclers.
There are mail bags and post boxes from different eras, models of ships, camels and feluccas used in times gone by to deliver messages, and there is a stamp printing machine.
The "old Egyptians" are not "the earliest standers of mast-heads" in deference to their pioneering efforts in navigation or the sailing of Feluccas on the Nile, but because "mast-head standing" is Melville's metaphor for the transcendental deduction whereby human self-consciousness is formed (Moby-Dick 151).
In late afternoon the aquiline sails of the feluccas tip in the cooling breezes sweeping upriver.