Was his appearance at wady Halfa, and his apparent betrayal of his clients, all a part of their plan?
You remember that we buried many of your valuables and arms at the wady.
The actual bed of the wady is a fine white sand sprinkled over with tamarisk and guttub bushes.
Alabaster was met with not far from here in the wady Gerrau.
At length we sighted the wady, stretching like a green belt between the sand and the mountains beyond.
A demand was made from wady Halfa for the corporal to explain what had happened.
Instead of this, they kept on the other side of the wady, out of reach of the arrows.
Eleven thousand troops had been massed at and beyond wady Halfa.
wady Halfa had been the starting point of a railway, commenced years before.
The acacias have given their name to the wady, wady Hasheb (the Valley of timber).
"watercourse," 1839, from Arabic wadi "seasonal watercourse," prop. participle of wada "it flowed."