haick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n haick an outer garment consisting of a large piece of white cloth; worn by men and women in northern Africa
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Usage

In literature:

The heavy folds of a Bedouin's haick, brushing the papers off the bench, broke the thread of his musings.
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
He will like the leather-workers and the bakers, and the weavers of haicks.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
It was a relic of the ancient haick, or Arabian hood, now worn only on extraordinary occasions.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The only way in which I could tell a lady from a woman of the people was by her feet and by the texture of her haick.
"Zoraida" by William Le Queux
As he came up to me, I gazed at him in surprise, for his haick concealed his face.
"Stolen Souls" by William Le Queux
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