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Caftan  n.  A garment worn throughout the Levant, consisting of a long gown with sleeves reaching below the hands. It is generally fastened by a belt or sash.

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"Caftan" Quotes from Famous Books

... plentiful, for there had been no means of spending it since they entered Russia, and he was fortunate in being able to buy some very warm tinder-garments that had been looted by the plunderers on the night of their first arrival before Moscow. He also purchased a peasant's sheep-skin caftan with a hood, and sewed this into his military cloak so as to form a lining, the hood being for the time turned inside. From another sheep-skin he manufactured a couple of bags to be used as mittens, without fingers ...
— Through Russian Snows - A Story of Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow • G. A Henty

... his head sideward with a cajoling fondness, wearing the flowing caftan, and a velvet cap which widened out a-top, ...
— The Lord of the Sea • M. P. Shiel

... noblemen making it the business of their lives to run after ribands. A society clothed in breeches was incensed about the same time by Rousseau's adoption of the Armenian costume, the vest, the furred bonnet, the caftan, and the girdle. There was nothing very wonderful in this departure from use. An Armenian tailor used often to visit some friends at Montmorency. Rousseau knew him, and reflected that such a dress would be of singular ...
— Rousseau - Volumes I. and II. • John Morley

... treasure! Nutmeg of Comfort: Rose of Pleasure!— And bearest as many kicks and bruises As the said Rose and Nutmeg chooses; Thy head still near the bowstring's borders. And but left on till further orders— Thro' London streets with turban fair, And caftan floating to the air, I saunter on, the admiration Of this short-coated population— This sewed-up race—this buttoned nation— Who while they boast their laws so free Leave not one limb at liberty, But live with all their lordly speeches The ...
— The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore • Thomas Moore et al

Words linked to "Caftan" :   kaftan, cloak, frock

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