Their woolly hair, with a reddish tinge, showed off on their black shining bodies like those of the Nubians
At this moment the tapestry moved aside, and a Nubian
, black as ebony, and dressed in a plain white tunic, made a sign to his master that all was prepared in the dining-room.
It was an Abyssinian or Nubian
production of a bizarre shape; the clumsiest thing imaginable, partaking of a sickle and a chopper with a sharp edge and a pointed end.
Against it stand four colossal Nubians
, as black as night, dressed in white marble garments.
The custom of making houses and tombs in the living rock," says Heeren in his Researches on the Ethiopians, "determined very naturally the principal character of the Nubian
Egyptian architecture to the colossal form which it assumed.
He claps his hands and Mesrour the Nubian
appears, with bare arms, bangles, yataghans, and every Eastern ornament-- gaunt, tall, and hideous.