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Other Shawl Definition

[n] cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders

Misc. Definitions

\Shawl\, n. [Per. & Hind. sh[=a]l: cf. F. ch[^a]le.] A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders. {India shawl}, a kind of rich shawl made in India from the wool of the Cashmere goat. It is woven in pieces, which are sewed together. {Shawl goat} (Zo["o]l.), the Cashmere goat.
\Shawl\, v. t. To wrap in a shawl. --Thackeray.

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