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Waistcloth   Listen
noun
Waistcloth  n.  
1.
A cloth or wrapper worn about the waist; by extension, such a garment worn about the hips and passing between the thighs.
2.
(Naut.) A covering of canvas or tarpaulin for the hammocks, stowed on the nettings, between the quarterdeck and the forecastle.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Waistcloth" Quotes from Famous Books



... north, and Nala's to the south. Nala ruled a tribe of bastard Zulus called the Butiana, and Wambe a much larger tribe, called the Matuku, which presents marked Bantu characteristics. For instance, they have doors and verandahs to their huts, work skins perfectly, and wear a waistcloth and not a moocha. At this time the Butiana were more or less subject to the Matuku, having been surprised by them some twenty years before and mercilessly slaughtered down. The tribe was now recovering itself, however, and as you may imagine, it did not love ...
— Maiwa's Revenge - The War of the Little Hand • H. Rider Haggard

... can be extracted or robbed from them. Now we meet a wild, tawny Arab, a straggling son of the desert, his striped abba, or white bournous, hanging in graceful folds about his straight figure; and now a Nubian with only a waistcloth. Jews with dark blue caftans and red sashes; and Jewesses in bright purple silk, with uncovered, handsome faces. Here and there is seen a Maltese or Portuguese sailor, hiding on account of some crime by which he has outraged the laws on the opposite continent. The Jews, though numerous, are hated ...
— Due West - or Round the World in Ten Months • Maturin Murray Ballou



Words linked to "Waistcloth" :   waistband, cummerbund, girdle, band, cincture



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