yashmak

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yashmak the face veil worn by Muslim women
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yashmak The veil worn by Moslem women in public—that is, when not in their own apartments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Yashmak yash′mak the double veil worn by Moslem women in public, the eyes only being uncovered.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar.

Usage

In literature:

Two dark eyes were gazing up at him through the slit in the yashmak.
"Round the Red Lamp" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Two dark eyes were gazing up at him through the slit in the yashmak.
"Tales of Terror and Mystery" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Seems to be what you call yashmak or I mean kismet.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Ring now, dear, for your woman, and have her give you your habberah and yashmak.
"It Happened in Egypt" by C. N. Williamson
The black street veil was flung back, but a black yashmak was hiding all but her eyes.
"The Fortieth Door" by Mary Hastings Bradley
The higher the rank the thinner the yashmak is the rule.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
In her excitement she managed, somehow, to snap or loosen the fastening which held her yashmak.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
The girl wore absolutely nothing except a Yashmak and a zone of blue jewels across her breasts and hips.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
From barred lattices, yashmaked women peeped timorously.
"The Fight for Constantinople" by Percy F. Westerman
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In poetry:

Swift through the doubly-guarded stream,
Shoots the caïque 'neath oarsmen brisk,
While from its cushioned cradle gleam
The eyes of yashmaked odalisque.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin