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  1. El Obeid.
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El Obeid

[el oh-beyd]
  1. a city in the central Sudan: Egyptian army defeated by Mahdist forces 1883.
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Arabic Al-Ubayyid.
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Historical Examples

  • The enemy was hemming them in, and Hicks determined to push on to Obeid.

    The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885

    Charles Royle

  • Both Bara and Obeid were to have been retaken and garrisoned.

  • Obeid in Darfour surrendered after a five months' siege, and, flushed with success, he carried all before him.

    The Red Book of Heroes

    Leonora Blanche Lang

  • The officials at El Obeid made some attempt to check this trade, but the difficulties were great.

  • The garrison in El Obeid now began to suffer from the effects of this close siege and blockade.

British Dictionary definitions for obeid

El Obeid

  1. a city in the central Sudan, in Kordofan province: scene of the defeat of a British and Egyptian army by the Mahdi (1883). Pop: 423 000 (2005 est)
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