Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A canvas screen for the head of a ship.
  • n. A piece of stuff, broader than a fillet, used to cover the head wholly or in part, or to wind around a cap. Compare turban.
  • n. In upholstery, that one of the bed-curtains which hangs behind the head of the bed from the tester.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The main thing, of course, is not how the head-cloth was left behind, but that it was deliberately deposited somewhere else: Here is the risen lord, moving from A. to B., doing something with his hands, then emerging bodily into the light of dawn to commence His fifty days in the world.

    Easter Sunday

  • I called him in to give him an embroidered head-cloth as reward for faithful service.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Turki much distinguished himself by quick coolness, though his straight-stocked Turkish cavalry carbine made him so expose his head that he got four bullets through his head-cloth.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Feisal was on the hilltop, on the very edge, black against the sun, whose light threw a queer haze about his slender figure, and suffused his head with gold, through the floss-silk of his head-cloth.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • He leaped up, flushed, with his Harith war-cry, tore his head-cloth off, and raced along the marsh, bounding over the red channels where water clotted among the reeds.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • He was fluttering in skirts, head-cloth and cloak.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • I had laid my cashmere head-cloth on the ground under my head as pad: and at dawn, when I took it up again, twenty-eight lice were tangled in its snowy texture.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • When he came nearer I saw he was in khaki uniform, with a cloak to cover it and a silk head-cloth and head-rope, much awry.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Feisal looked very tall and pillar-like, very slender, in his long white silk robes and his brown head-cloth bound with a brilliant scarlet and gold cord.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • There we found sitting and waiting for us Abd el Kerim, the young Beidawi Sherif, wrapped up to the eyes in his head-cloth and cloak, since the evening was chill and threatened rain.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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