Arabia deserta



an ancient division of Arabia, in the N part between Syria and Mesopotamia.
Historical Examples

The old Ishmaelites used to dwell in Arabia Deserta—a land scorched by burning sands, with scant vegetation and brackish water.
A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

Arabia Deserta—the desert between Palestine and the Euphrates.
A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

Behind the barren hill on which we have camped, Arabia Deserta unrolls the infinite tract of its red desolation.
The World’s Greatest Books, Volume 19 Various

Two days after, the merchant Setoc set out for Arabia Deserta, with his slaves and his camels.
Voltaire’s Romances Franois-Marie Arouet

Respecting Arabia, see Doughty, Arabia Deserta, i. 340 foll.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2 Various

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