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  • n. A scarf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A slight covering; a scarf. See simar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See simar.


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See simar.


  • To make matters still worse, she had chosen a vest or cymar of a pale green silk, which gave her, on the whole, a ghastly and even spectral appearance.

    Quentin Durward

  • A sea-green cymar with short sleeves, displayed her exquisitely moulded arms to perfection, and was fastened by a girdle of emeralds over a yellow satin frock.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • He found her in a white cymar of silk lined with furs, her little feet unstockinged and hastily thrust into slippers; her unbraided hair escaping from under her midnight coif, with little array but her own loveliness, rather augmented than diminished by the grief which she felt at the approaching moment of separation.


  • Nobody had ever heard of it. 612 At Carthage he recalled that rosy morning when Dido in “flowered cymar with golden fringe” rode out with Aeneas to the hung, read Salammbo, and explored the ruins; but Lady Burton had no eyes for anything but convents, monks and nuns, though she certainly once took Lisa to a harem, where they learnt how to make Tunisian dishes.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • She was not attired in her white cymar; nor was her head wreathed with monumental amaranths; -- health was on her cheek, fond smiles on her pouting lip, and tender love swimming in her melting glance.

    A Love Story

  • The worthy Clerk stated aghast at the vision; the purple robe, the cymar, the coronet, -- above all, the smile; no, there was no mistaking her; it was the blessed St. Bridget herself!

    Half-Hours with Great Story-Tellers

  • So lovely were these seven sisters when they stood in the darksome vault, disrobed of all clothing saving a cymar of white silk, that their charms moved the hearts of those who were not mortal.

    The Talisman

  • Creusa (c̵rēū́sȧ). cuirass (kwē räs '). cymar (sī mär'). doelen (d [= oo] 'lĕn).

    Rembrandt A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures and a Portrait of the Painter with Introduction and Interpretation

  • His embroidered cymar, or robe, falls about him in rich folds as he clasps his arms about the tiny swaddled figure.

    Rembrandt A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures and a Portrait of the Painter with Introduction and Interpretation

  • “It is Helen of Greece, by her cymar with a battle worked on it, and her silver sandals that seem of a piece with her silver feet!” answered Antony.



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  • 'Isadora* wore a scarf like a cloak

    That floated toward the spinning spoke.

    The bright scarlet cymar

    Streamed out behind her

    Until the Amilcar engaged its choke.

    *On September 14, 1927, dancer Isadora Duncan is strangled in Nice, France, when the enormous silk scarf she is wearing gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her open car. (“Affectations,” said Gertrude Stein when she heard the news of Duncan’s death, “can be dangerous.”)

    July 26, 2015