I went to see a dromedary, a very monstrous beast, much like the camel, but larger.
"That's the boy who called me a dromedary," said Hibbert, as they turned away.
A dromedary flashing up the sands,—spray of the dry ocean sailed by the "ship of the desert."
There, on the dromedary, is the emperor's great warrior who commands the Romans in Pharan.
Shah Sevar pulls up his dromedary and orders a halt in muffled tones, as though he feared that his voice might be heard in Bam.
The dromedary has long and deservedly been called "the Ship of the Desert."
The dromedary that brought me here is the fleetest in all the land of Shinar.
"At a class reunion I once chased a trolley-car on a dromedary," he said hopefully.
So saying, he let the grateful sunlight into the dromedary's innards.
Supporters: dexter, a dromedary; sinister, an elephant, both proper.
late 13c., from Old French dromedaire, from Late Latin dromedarius "kind of camel," from Latin dromas (genitive dromados), from Greek dromas kamelos "running camel," from dromos "a race course," from PIE *drem-, from possible base *der- "to run, walk, step" (cf. Sanskrit dramati "runs, goes," Greek dromas "running," Middle High German tremen "to rock, shake, sway"). One-humped Arabian camels were bred and trained for riding. An early variant was drumbledairy (1560s).
(Isa. 60:6), an African or Arabian species of camel having only one hump, while the Bactrian camel has two. It is distinguished from the camel only as a trained saddle-horse is distinguished from a cart-horse. It is remarkable for its speed (Jer. 2:23). Camels are frequently spoken of in partriarchal times (Gen. 12:16; 24:10; 30:43; 31:17, etc.). They were used for carrying burdens (Gen. 37:25; Judg. 6:5), and for riding (Gen. 24:64). The hair of the camel falls off of itself in spring, and is woven into coarse cloths and garments (Matt. 3:4). (See CAMEL.)