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also za·ree·ba  (zə-rē′bə)
1. An enclosure of bushes or stakes protecting a campsite or village in northeast Africa.
2. A campsite or village protected by such an enclosure.

[Arabic zarība, cattle pen.]


(zəˈriːbə) or


(in northern E Africa, esp formerly) n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a stockade or enclosure of thorn bushes around a village or campsite
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the area so protected or enclosed
[C19: from Arabic zarībah cattlepen, from zarb sheepfold]


or za•ree•ba

(zəˈri bə)

n., pl. -bas.
(in the Sudan and adjoining regions) a protective enclosure, as of thorn bushes.
[1840–50; < Arabic zarībah pen]
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We therefore blocked the entrance to our zareba by filling it up with several thorny bushes, and left our camp with the stores entirely surrounded by this protecting hedge.
The novelist blocks his reader's path with a zareba of stars.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, Zareba shareholders will receive $9.
As previously announced, under the terms of the merger agreement, Zareba shareholders will receive $9.
Additional Information Zareba has filed a preliminary proxy statement and intends to file a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction with Woodstream Corporation with the SEC.
Under the terms of the agreement, a newly-formed subsidiary of Woodstream will merge with and into Zareba, Zareba will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Woodstream, and Zareba shareholders will receive $9.
Zareba has not yet determined the record date or the completion date for the proposed transaction.
Although it was not a large transaction, the sale was important to Zareba in that it allows us to improve working capital and maintain focus on our core business as we move forward," continued Nordquist.
The Company can now focus exclusively on sales and support of its Zareba Systems do-it-yourself brand of automatic gate openers through existing retail channels," said President and Chief Executive Officer Dale Nordquist.
Fiscal year 2008 culminated with several changes that, while painful for the Company, its employees and shareholders to endure, we believe will ultimately allow Zareba Systems to focus on its core strengths and better position the Company to return to profitability and improve its financial position," stated President and Chief Executive Officer Dale Nordquist.
We made the difficult decision to exit the professionally installed gate operator market segment," said Dale Nordquist, president and CEO of Zareba Systems.
Franta added, "The board of Zareba Systems is committed to making the adjustments necessary to achieve growth and profitability.