from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick, strong material, somewhat like camlet, formerly used for outer garments in the Levant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thick, strong stuff, somewhat like camlet; -- still used for outer garments in the Levant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thick, strong stuff made in the Levant, properly of camel's hair.
His suit was barracan; he wore a wide belt with a sword and no cuffs on his shirt.
The haik or barracan is exported in great numbers to the Levant by the pilgrims.
A light-limbed, jolly-looking old fellow, in a barracan jacket and gaiters, with a smirk of welcome, and a very sharp, red nose, that seemed to promise good cheer, opened the door with a promptitude that indicated a hospitable expectation of my arrival.
This barracan excited everybody's attention; every one admired it, and asked for it.
I took out my last barracan, as some precaution against the threatening clouds.
The men have but a single barracan to cover them, one or two may have a shirt; the children are nearly naked; and the women wear a woollen frock, charms round their necks, armlets, and anclets, sometimes throwing a slight barracan or sefsar round their heads and shoulders.
The dress of the women in this place is extremely simple; it consists solely of a chemise and a short-sleeved frock, with a barracan used as a shawl, and thrown over the head and shoulders, when there is wind or cold.
He answered, "Shafou wishes a dollar or a holee (barracan)."
These they throw down upon a portion of a barracan spread on the sands.
Her Royal Highness had nothing on but a plain Soudan black cotton gown, with short sleeves, and a light woollen barracan, as a sort of shawl, wrapped round her shoulders, partly covering her head.
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