I learned this when I visited the pioneering Muslim feminist scholar Fatima Mernissi in rabat, Morocco, some years ago.
When the Valiant paid her second visit to rabat, the Bey was inclined to be communicative.
Her sole knowledge of rabat was gleaned from Domenico Garcias message.
In the cabin a German lady and her daughters are enduring agonies of sea-sickness, on the way to join her husband at rabat.
I come to rabat to buy great lot of carpets for Schlagintwert.
We can land you at rabat in a day or two; youll be safer in a port.
Six out of fifty–four men reached the town of rabat in the train of a Moorish merchant.
I glanced at him again, thinking perhaps I had mistaken his vocation; but there was no mistaking his rabat.
He was not a rich man, and the journey to rabat and back would probably be very expensive.
I would go to rabat, if it were in my power, and there were no undue risk in the undertaking.
Moroccan capital, from Arabic ar-ribat, from ribat "fortified monastery."
"kind of fine flexible leather," 1630s, short for Morocco leather, from Morocco, the country in northwest Africa, where the tanned leather first was made.
country in northwest Africa, from Italian, from Berber Marrakesh (properly the name of the city of Marrakesh), from Arabic Maghrib-al-Aqca "Extreme West." Cf. French Maroc, German Marokko. In English, the first vowel has been altered, apparently by influence of Moor. Related: Moroccan.