Her route is well planned, yet somewhere—on the streets of Tehran, in a yurt in Turkmenistan—Lin-Liu loses her way.
Why should it have, when I already knew yurt so well—considered him, in fact, one of my closest friends?
Around the yurt gathered women and children, dogs and calves.
Nor does the Mongol till the soil; nothing is found growing near his yurt.
Round the walls of the yurt were ranged one or two tables and chests of drawers.
"We were rather surprised ourselves," yurt said complacently.
yurt, after two years of living with us, still couldn't understand why we found this confusing.
1784, ultimately from Russian yurta, from a Turkic language and originally meaning "home, dwelling."