burnouse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burnouse a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
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Usage

In literature:

A double-ended boat came off presently, manned by naked Arabs, and steered by a man in a white burnous.
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
We saw Eg-Anteouen approach the fountain, spread his blue burnous on the ground and kneel upon it.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
I was busy, while she was sick, making a white muslin burnouse to wear to a fair.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
The new acting Pasha has made the Tuaricks a present of some burnouses.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
The merchants have appeared in splendid burnouses, all more or less in good humour.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The Negroes would roll themselves in their burnouses, and lie beside the animals.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Mrs. Shiffney noticed an Arab in a blue jacket and a white burnous, who joined him as he left the cafe.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Behind him, also on donkeys, rode his womenfolk, heavily veiled, and his retainers in burnous and flowing robes.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
His face was stained dark brown, and nearly hidden by the hood of a ragged burnous.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
He did not wait, however, to remonstrate, but immediately drew forward the hood of his burnous and hurried away.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
He was tall and strong, and looked like an Arab in his white burnous.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Wrapping himself in his burnous, he sat and waited until the Czar should come forth.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
At the side of the column Rameses found his sword and burnous.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
The Maker of Sounds was garbed in an all-enveloping white burnous and a white skull cap.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
I was just about to fall asleep when I felt a gentle pull at my burnous.
"The International Monthly, Vol. II, No. I" by Various
Charnock unrolled a burnous and a turban.
"Miranda of the Balcony" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
In the streets, the Arab's burnous and the turban of the Moor moved side by side with priestly robe and cowl of monk.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 391, May, 1848" by Various
Several men were running towards me, their white burnouses flowing behind them.
"Zoraida" by William Le Queux
As I raised my hands, my loose burnouse fell from my arms, leaving them bare, and disclosing that they were white!
"Stolen Souls" by William Le Queux
Over this he wore a crimson burnouse, while around his fez a red and white turban was wound crosswise in neat and careful manner.
"The Eye of Istar" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

And many a bearded Bedouin draws back his
yellow-striped burnous
To gaze upon the Titan thews of him who was
thy paladin.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde