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  • With her oval face and hooded abaya, she looked like a black-robed madonna.

    Day of Honey

  • Tall, black-robed young women walked up and down the aisles holding out boxes of Kleenex just as Catholics pass the offertory plate during mass.

    Day of Honey

  • Mr. Makuakane, who plays a black-robed priest, later heard that an elderly couple stood up and left during the dance during his most recent performance of the piece in Honolulu in February.

    Aloha, Lady Gaga: A New Wave of Hula Gains Sway on the Mainland

  • Its military chief fought in Afghanistan and Algeria, and a fair percentage of the clusters of black-robed women on its shopping streets wear the niqab, or face veil.

    Among Libya's Liberals

  • Even now, I could see the monks gathering, whispering and plotting, sending out the black-robed temple guards to drag me to that dark pit gaping in the very center of their twisted, cyclopean temple.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • The crowd, at times numbering more than 100,000, was a colorful, sometimes incongruous cross section of Iranian society: dissident students in jeans; women shrouded in the black chador, the traditional head-to-foot veil; peasants and merchants; and most important the bearded, black-robed Muslim mullahs, the religious leaders of the Shi'ite branch of Islam.

    Iran Uprising Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 24)

  • It's become easier for judges to stand out from the black-robed crowd thanks to the blogs and other sites that link to humorous rulings, including Mr. McClurg's own lawhaha.com.

    Court Jesting: These Sentences Don't Get Judged Too Harshly

  • However, if the stigma and the stereotype are allowed to blindly thrive too long, they may indeed start to feel alienated in a society where they are looked upon as mysterious black-robed creatures, to be pitied and handled with care.

    Global Voices in English » In France, Sudan, Burqas and Trousers Cause Controversy

  • What did these blank-faced, black-robed benchwarmers think?

    Judges With Temperaments

  • People know about the presidency and the congress, but those nine black-robed justices are a complete enigma.

    David Baldacci talks about 'Last Man Standing'

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