A look-out, however, was kept, in case any of the Arab dhows should slip down the river.
However, she formed a strong contrast to the Arab dhows by which she was surrounded.
The morrow came, and three dhows left the harbour of Kilwa, hoisted their lateen sails, and steered northwards.
The dhows had not as yet, apparently, discovered that foes were at hand.
Here he collects the slaves, and here the traders come twice a year with their dhows to carry them to market.
Both the dhows were set on fire, that they might not fall into the hands of the Arabs.
These, and a couple of Arab dhows, furnished our only break in a thousand miles.
The dhows were reached and their papers examined, then allowed to proceed if all was in order.
If you were with me, we could make a grand fight of it, for these dhows seldom have more than four men aboard.
What becomes of the slaves that are liberated when the dhows are captured?
1799, original language unknown, "single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea," later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav "running."