Crossword clues for whydah
The Collaborative International Dictionary
alt. name for various African, black-and-white weaverbirds with distinctive drooping long tail-feathers on males in mating season, suitable as cage birds n. name for various African, black-and-white weaverbirds with distinctive drooping long tail-feathers on males in mating season, suitable as cage birds
Whydah may refer in English to:
- Whydah, a bird in the Viduidae family, also called indigobirds
- Whydah Gally, a ship captained by pirate "Black Sam" Bellamy that was wrecked in 1717 and discovered in 1984
- Ouidah, city and colonial fort in present Benin
- Kingdom of Whydah, which included Ouidah but was headquartered in Savi
Usage examples of "whydah".
I do not think we can go much beyond Whydah, however, though in the mangrove country beyond there is Brass and Bonny and the Calabars, Old and New.
Everything had gone except these books and papers and the potto, which the people of all the nations in Whydah, even the Hausas, suspected of being a Roman fetiso, which might offend the local spirits.
Then there was the question of pratique: after the fifteen covenanted guns had boomed to and fro across Chaves Bay, a man from the captain of the port came out in a handsome galley, and on hearing that the squadron was last from the Slave Coast he looked grave and said that since there had been an outbreak of the plague in Whydah three years ago they would have to perform quarantine before anyone could be allowed on shore.
After our first landfall we bore away south, and came eastabout to Cape Palmas, where you could see the palm trees that gave it its name down by the water's edge, and so along the Ivory Coast and Gold Coast past Three Points to Whydah, where we put into the open roads.