In Upper Egypt, ‘the doura constitutes almost the whole subsistence of the peasantry,’ p. 419.
As I turned, far off in Cairo I saw the first lights glittering across the fields of doura, silvery white, like diamonds.
The peasants in their gay-coloured clothing are ploughing the rich, red-brown soil for the late crop of doura.
But the doura rises higher than the heads of the naked children who stand among it to watch you canter past.
And the silence, broken only by the faint rustle of the doura, was startling, was almost dreadful.
Close to the right of the front of Medinet-Abu there are trees covered with yellow flowers; beyond are fields of doura.
He put out one lean, dark hand, and pulled at the heavily podded head of a doura plant.
Here and there the miniature forests of doura stood up almost still in the sunshine.
Giraffes and antelopes and ostriches are provided with the doura corn that grows in the interior.