Durra sentence example
- Besides coffee there is a large trade in durra, the kat plant (used by the Mahommedans as a drug), ghee, cattle, mules and camels, skins and hides, ivory and gums. The import trade is largely in cotton goods, but every kind of merchandise is included.
- The soil, mainly alluvial, is naturally very fertile, and wherever cultivated yields abundant crops, durra being the principal grain grown.
- Wheat and barley were the chief crops, and another plant, perhaps identical with the durra, i.e.
- White durra of excellent quality is raised.
- The riverain population is largely engaged in agriculture, the chief crops cultivated being durra, barley, wheat and cotton.Advertisement
- Dukhn, a species of millet which can grow in the arid northern districts is there the chief grain crop, its place in the south being taken by durra.
- Of crops the vilayet produces wheat (which is indigenous), rice, barley (which takes the place of oats as food for horses), durra (a coarse, maize-like grain), sesame, cotton and tobacco; of fruits, the date, orange, lemon, fig, banana and pomegranate.
- The inhabitants of the plains and foothills are for the most part semi-nomad shepherds, living on durra and milk.
- Durra, ground-nuts, yams and cotton are the principal products, and the palm and banana abound.
- Sorghum, an important tropical cereal known as black millet or durra.Advertisement
- Little bread is eaten, the Abyssinian preferring a thin cake of durra meal or teff, kneaded with water and exposed to the sun till the dough begins to rise, when it is baked.
- The chief grain crop is durra, the staple food of the Sudanese.
- On lands near the rivers the durra is sown after the flood has gone down and also at the beginning of the rainy season.
- Cotton, cotton-seed and grain (durra, wheat, barley) sesame, livestock, hides and skins, beeswax, mother-of-pearl, senna and gold are also exported.
- The imports are largely cotton goods, provisions, timber and cement; the exports gum, raw cotton, ivory, sesame, durra, senna, coffee (from Abyssinia), goat skins, &c. Forty miles north of Port Sudan is Mahommed Gul, the port for the mines of Gebet, worked by an English company.Advertisement