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kibitka

/kɪˈbɪtkə/
noun
1.
(in Russia) a covered sledge or wagon
2.
a felt tent used among the Tatars of central Asia
3.
a Tatar family
Word Origin
C18: Russian, from Tatar kibits
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  • Nowhere could he discover a trace of human habitation, of tent or kibitka.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
  • The yourt, or tent of these nomades, resembles the kibitka of the Kalmks.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • With this idea we committed ourselves to rest in the kibitka.

  • The kibitka stopped, and the driver smilingly looked at the young girl.

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne
  • Well, why should not you and your sister mount in the kibitka?

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne
  • In a moment more, Michael and Nadia were seated in the kibitka.

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne
  • AT nightfall, on the 25th of August, the kibitka came in sight of Krasnoiarsk.

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne
  • Not a scout had appeared on the road over which the kibitka had just traveled.

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne
  • The provisions of the kibitka were not yet exhausted, so each had a share.

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne
  • Now, in the absence of any ferry, how was the kibitka to get from one bank to the other?

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne

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