The city was nothing more than a semicivilized settlement of little, flat‑topped stone houses.
There are no rival claims to lay hold of unoccupied or semicivilized territories in other parts of the world.
You know Nerado mentioned several times the 'semicivilized fishes of the greater deeps'?
But here the semicivilized, superstitious, rather dirty, fourteenth and fifteenth century person has gone.
Most of the foreign goods are of a class which must, I think, be manufactured only for export to a semicivilized country.