The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Zeriba

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Edition of 1920. See also zareba on Wiktionary, and the disclaimer.

ZERIBA, or ZAREEBA, a temporary military enclosure, the sides of which are formed of prickly brush wood, sheltered by which a force may camp comparatively safe from sudden surprise. The term came into prominent use during the Anglo-Egyptian campaign of 1884. The protection is also used against wild animals.