Caravanserai

A strongly protected Arabian hostelry with a large courtyard for caravan beasts of burden. Perhaps the best interpretation we can place on it is to call it a poetically embroidered form of caravan –– which we can interpret broadly as a gathering of wayfarers, in this case piratical rovers. We may also suspect that Gilbert was digging deep for something (anything!) to rhyme with Wards in Chancery.

Context: 
Ere your pirate caravanserai proceed, against our will, to wed us all
Act: 
Act I